We are happy to announce that Host Integration Server 2006 July CTP (Community Technology Preview) is now available.  The July CTP has two different versions available:

 

·         Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006

·         Network Integration; SNA APIs, SNA Clients, Session Integrator, Enterprise SSO, Data Providers for DB2 and Host Files

·         Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems

·         HIS 2006 features

·         Transaction Integrator

·         BizTalk Adapters for Host Applications, Host Files, WebSphere MQ client-based, and DB2

 

The July CTP offers many improvements over the April CTP, including side-by-side X64 and X86 support, more complete documentation, common setup and configuration with BizTalk Server 2006 and more.

 

Please follow the download instructions below to access this new release.  Please consult the April CTP un-installation instructions (if you are using a pre-July CTP release) that are included in both product downloads.   Also make sure to consult the README document before installing either version of the July CTP. 

 

HIS 2006 Beta 2 Download Instructions:

  • Go to http://connect.microsoft.com
  • Sign in using a valid passport account
  • If you have previously been to the HIS Connect Site
    • Select My Participation
    • Select the Host Integration Sever Public Beta
    • Once logged on to the HIS 2006 Site select Downloads
    • Select the either the BizTalk Adapters for Host Applications or Host Integration Server – July CTP link 
  • If this is your first time to the HIS Connect Site
    • Select Available Connections
    • Look for  Host Integration Server 2006 Public Beta (lower Program section) and select the Apply link on the right hand site
    • Select I Agree
    • Complete the Registration form and survey
    • Once logged on to the HIS 2006 Site select Downloads
    • Select the either the BizTalk Adapters for Host Applications or Host Integration Server – July CTP link

Regards, 

Marjan Kalantar