BizTalk Server 2013 will provide Cumulative Updates using Microsoft Updates

Posted: April 10, 2013  |  Categories: Administration BizTalk

The product team doesn’t stop surprising in these last two months! After announcing a month ago the latest version of the product: BizTalk Server 2013 and many new features and improvements available in this version… they left another surprise well kept!

The product team just announced today the release of the first cumulative update that will resolve three small problems/issues:

  • FIX: User cannot perform certain database-related operations in BizTalk Server 2013
  • FIX: BAM tools cannot be configured in a multi-node BizTalk Server 2013 environment
  • FIX: The vertical scroll bar on the target schema does not work correctly when you use Visual Studio to design a BizTalk Server 2013 map

But the biggest surprise/news and for me, a great improvement, especially for BizTalk Administrators is that BizTalk Server 2013 will deliver CU using Microsoft Update for the first time!!

In my personal opinion, this is an amazing improvement, because I normally find the BizTalk platforms outdated (without the latest CU) when I performing consulting in my clients. And this happens because they normally are unaware that Microsoft released new CU and usually complain of this problem: hard to find information and the need to request the hotfixes, to justify why they don’t have installed the latest updates… well, the excuses are over!

Of course, the hotfix will also be available through the hotfix download as well.

The process to install Microsoft Updates (“Cumulative updates”) for BizTalk Server 2013

You need to perform the following steps to install BizTalk Server updates:

  • Log into a server where BizTalk Server is already installed, and Microsoft Update is enabled
  • Check for windows update
  • Notice available fixes for BizTalk Server under optional updates
  • Select the update and install


  • The update needs to be enabled in the machine where BizTalk Server is installed
  • You need to perform the above operations in each of the BizTalk nodes

See the public announce here: BizTalk Server 2013 updates are now available on Microsoft Update

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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