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Paul's Petrov Whiteboard [BizTalk, Enterprise Application Integration, Business Process Automation, SOA, .NET] March 2006 Entries
Customizing BizTalk Web Services deployment
Out of the box, basic web project deployment is taken care of as soon as web port is configured in BizTalk application and MSI is exported. When running, this MSI will create web directory under default IIS web site and copy all files found in this directory on the build server. Now, what if we want to change physical location of web directory to be different from the build server, or limit set of files that must be deployed, or deploy precompiled web project (by source files get deployed)? There ......

Posted On Thursday, March 30, 2006 4:43 PM

BizTalk 2006 RTM is available.
BizTalk 2006 is officially released to market. Downloads are available through MSDN subscriber web site. The real thing which will open up its full potential in service oriented world is still ahead - WCF (former Indigo) adapter for BizTalk is planned for the end of this year.

Posted On Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:12 AM

"Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness." (S. Lem)
Stanislaw Lem died at age 84 in Krakow on March 27, 2006. He is my favorite science fiction author and I have strong memories of mind sinking feeling I had when was discovering his works at high school and later. I feel the urge to re-visit some things and read whatever missed out.

Posted On Monday, March 27, 2006 4:12 PM

Choosing Web Services Publishing Model in BizTalk 2006
BizTalk 2006 Web Services publishing wizard offers two options: Publish orchestrations and Publish schemas as a web services. What is the difference and when should we prefer one to another? Below are some practical considerations that may help one to decide. Publishing orchestrations is quick and easy way to expose business logic. It’s somewhat similar to the way of creating web services in .NET where you design component, decorate it with WebService and WebMethod attributes and the rest is ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:39 PM

Automation of BizTalk Installation Package Build

BizTalk solutions include numerous interdependent components and managing those during build/un-deploy/deploy cycles can be very tedious and time consuming. Fortunately BizTalk 2006 greatly simplifies deployment tasks with the new Application concept and improved BTSTask tool which replaces BTSDeploy. You can further simplify life by scripting package building tasks. I'd like to demonstrate some features of BTSTask and how it can be used for generating installation package.

Posted On Tuesday, March 7, 2006 11:34 AM

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