Interested in new EDI enhancements?

The TAP program for the upcoming BizTalk release(BizTalk Server 2009) is open. There are some cool new EDI features currently being tried out by our TAP customers.

Summary of features:

Ø Ability to dynamically override envelope headers of the outgoing EDI documents without having to write custom pipeline components - just using context properties.

Ø Option to specify a range of EDI control numbers, with automatic rollover to the lower limit of the range. No more overflows of control numbers causing failures of your EDI solution.

Ø Ability to create multiple batches per party with different Batching Criteria – no more restriction on choosing a single batching criteria per party

Ø Increased AS2 reliability: System can be configured to resend messages if MDN is not received within a specified interval

Ø Support for Multiple attachments: Messages with attachments can be both sent and received over AS2 as per the IETF Internet-draft

Ø AS2 Filename preservation: Filename associated with an incoming AS2 message is preserved for further processing. Similarly filename set in context properties is associated with outbound AS2 messages

Ø The new release would be Drummond Certified for AS2 on Multi-file attachment support, File name preservation support and Interoperability.

Do check the Microsoft Connect site for more details and getting into the TAP program (

If you have feedback on what new features you would like to see in the EDI/AS2 area, do share!