Deploying BizTalk applications

In this section, we are going to discuss how to deploy BizTalk applications. There are several ways to deploy BizTalk applications, including the following:

  • Deploying from Visual Studio
  • Building a Microsoft Installer (MSI) package that can be exported or imported between environments
  • Using command line-based tools, such as MSBuild and BtsTask
  • Leveraging community frameworks, such as BizTalk Deployment Framework and NANT

Using command-line or third party-based deployment tools are out of the scope of both the exam and this chapter, so we are not going to go into any detail in these areas. Instead, we will focus on deploying BizTalk applications from Visual Studio and using MSI packages.

Sample deployment through Visual ...

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