Project Description
This tool can be used by a build and release manager who can prepare the BizTalk MSI and deploy the application in the corresponding environment.

Build and Deploy tool using BTDF - BizTalk deployment framework.

Ideally this tool can be used by a build and release manager who can prepare the BizTalk MSI and deploy the applications in the respective environment without any BizTalk or BTDF knowledge.

Deployment
I bet most of the projects which are built in BizTalk are using the BTDF for building and deploying the projects. However even with BTDF, there is a lot of manual work required when it comes to installing and deploying the BizTalk applications. The team which does the deployment has to go through various screens and select the appropriate values for deploying the application. Normally the team which is in charge for deployment has zero or very little experience with BizTalk. So they require a walkthrough document for installing and deploying the applications. This tool removes the need for any learning which is required for installing and deploying.

Build
The BTDF plugin is plugged into VisualStudio. However it is pretty tedious task to create a different version for the MSI every time you want a new release. Also a release manager should be able to prepare the MSI's with an appropriate version number without the need to open Visual Studio and create a MSI.

Last edited Sep 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM by nehashankar, version 2