Wow, it must be the week for Service Pack announcements. First we see the BizTalk 2006-R1 SP and now HIS 2006 gets its very own SP.  Details from about the release are below. Please note, that the Knowledge Base articles listed below might not be active for a couple of days. So if you try and them and they don’t work, give it a day before you hammer me on posting dead links.

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Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the following location:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c0cc5e8d-fc47-41ac-bcad-67832249eb41

Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 provides the latest updates for Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 and Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems. It delivers customer requested hotfixes that improve the quality, reliability and supportability of Host Integration Server 2006 and BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems. The following two Knowledge Base articles will be available soon to describe the list of fixes and how to download the service pack:

KB 979238 – A list of the bugs that are fixed in Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979238

KB 979497 – How to obtain the latest Host Integration Server 2006 service pack – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979497

Congratulations to the HIS Product Team, BPD Engineering Services team and CSS engineers who made this happen.  Having this service pack available for our customers now allows us to efficiently support customers and focus on future releases of Host Integration Server.

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Cheers and keep on BizTalking…

Peter