WHY THIS CHANGE?
In August 2012 the SAP Integration and Certification Center informed SAP partners and ISVs that the classic RFC Library will no longer be supported after March 31, 2016. Businesses should immediately start the transition to the new SAP NetWeaver Library.
This announcement is also impacting Microsoft BizTalk Server environments and therefor Microsoft released hotfix packages to be able to migrate the current Microsoft BizTalk Server SAP Adapter to use the new SAP NetWeaver Library via the SAP Connector for .NET.
We recently released a whitepaper on the Codit website that aims to describe the impact and necessary steps of migrating from the classic RFC Library to the new ‘SAP Connector for .NET’ Libraries.
The whitepaper is available for download via /about-us/download-center/8279/end-of-sap-adapter-support-upgrade/.
UPDATE FOR BIZTALK 2013 R2
With the release of cumulative update 2 for BizTalk 2013 R2 Microsoft adds support for the .NET Connector in BizTalk Server 2013 R2.
The Microsoft BizTalk Server SAP Adapter is re-engineered to support both Classic RFC SDK and .NET Connector (NCO) through an option called ‘ConnectorType’ in the SAP Binding. All of these changes are accomplished in a non-breaking manner for the BizTalk Server installations.
You can download the CU2 via https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3119352
Would you like more information or advice on how to migrate to the new SAP Connector for .NET? Do not hesitate to contact me!