BizTalk Server 2020 Developer VM in Azure

As of today, there is still no BizTalk Server 2020 Developer VM image available in Azure. So, what do we need to do to configure a developer environment in Azure? Here are some easy steps to get you up to running in no time: Disclaimer: an MSDN subscription is required to make use of developer […]

BizTalk MQSC Adapter – Send to IBM MQ Topic/Subscription

When using the IBM MQ Client library for .NET it is possible to directly make use of “Subscriptions” (1) on IBM MQ, without a topic object (2), by specifying the “TopicString” while sending a message. The BizTalk MQSC adaptor cannot directly specify a “TopicString” in the adaptor. Also, it is not possible to directly connect to […]

Setting the MQSeries CCSID by using an Environment Variable

During a smoke test of a new BizTalk Server 2016 (with HIS 2016 and the IBM MQ 8.0.0.8 client) we stubled upon the following exception: “The program ended because, either the source CCSID ‘1208’ or the target CCSID ‘437’ is not valid, or is not currently supported.” In this simple test we were sending and […]