Deprecated: BizTalk Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics AX [AX 2012]

Updated: October 24, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, the BizTalk adapter enables the Microsoft BizTalk Server to interface and integrate with Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS).



Reason for deprecation

The BizTalk adapter is no longer required to interface and integrate with AOS. Therefore, the BizTalk adapter is not shipped with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. All integrations that currently use this adapter must be recompiled and reconfigured to use the built-in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapter that is shipped with BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and later versions.

Replaced by another feature

This feature was deprecated because it was no longer required. All services in AX 2012 are completely compliant with WCF. Therefore, the BizTalk Server can communicate directly with Microsoft Dynamics AX by using the built-in WCF adapter. An external additional adapter component is no longer required.

For more information, see Exchanging documents between BizTalk Server and AIF.

Modules affected

Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Integration Framework (AIF)

Changes to installation

Any existing integration solutions that involve BizTalk orchestrations through the BizTalk adapter must be updated to use the WCF adapter instead. These orchestrations must be recompiled and redeployed.

Changes to upgrade

Existing BizTalk orchestrations that use the BizTalk adapter generate errors and fail after upgrade.

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).