BizTalk Deployment using
Visual Studio Release
Management
Walkthrough of Visual Studio Release Management and a closer look on
how to use the product to release BizTalk applications
About me
• Richard Hallgren
• richardhallgren.com
• CTO at iBiz Solutions
Integration Framework
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Raise your hands!
• How many uses a Version Control System (VCS)?
• How many uses Team Foundation Server for VCS?
• How many works with Continuous Integration (CI)?
• How many uses Team Foundation Server for CI?
• How many has automated deployments?
• How many uses for Visual Studio Release Management (RM) for
automated deployments?
Basic flow and concepts using Team
Foundation Server and BizTalk
Developer A
Team Foundation
Server VCS
Deployment area
BizTalk Server Group
Developer A
Team Foundation Server
Build Services
Developer A
VCS
Build
Visual Studio
Release
Management
Release
Scope
What you (hopefully) will learn
What you not learn
• Simple build and release cycle
using TFS and RM
• Overview of TFS Build Services
and RM
• Setup automated builds that
generates MSI
• Configure RM to release BizTalk
solutions
• The ins and outs of RM and TFS
Build Services
• Advances release scenarios
Build
Using Team Foundation Server Build Services to automate builds of BizTalk
solutions
Team Foundation and Team Foundation Build
Services
Visual Studio
Team Foundation
Server
Web browser
Team Foundation Server
Build Services
Build Definitions
& source code
Deployment area
Agent
Controller
Agent
A TFS Build Definition dictates
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What part of the source tree to monitor
What should trigger a build
The actual build process and the steps
How long history to keep
Build machine
Build demo – Simple Build
• What you will see
• Defined a TFS Build Definition for a BizTalk Solution
• Trigger build and check build output and status
We need a BizTalk “deployable package” and
some bindings!
• Problem
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Installing into BizTalk requires scripting or manual work
When installation into BizTalk we need to add things in the right order
A lot of separate dlls creates a problem …
Bindings in BizTalk differs between environments
• Solution
• BizTalk MSIs have most needed functionality built-in!
• BtsMsiTask can generate a MSIs using MSBuild without first having to install
• Xml Transform task from
Build demo - BtsMsiTask
• What you will see
• Build a BizTalk deployable MSI as part of TFS build process
• Create envrionment specific binding files using a .NET standard templating
language
Release
Using Visual Studio Release Management to release BizTalk solutions
Visual Studio Release Management
Visual Studio
Release Management
Client
Release
agent
BizTalk
Test environment
http push
Deployment area
Visual Studio
Release Management
Service
Release Templates
Release
agent
BizTalk
Staging environment
Release
agent
A Release Templates dictates
• What tools should be pushed out
• What steps to execute for each
environment
Release
agent
BizTalk
Prod environment
Release
agent
Demo – RM in 5 seconds
• What you will see
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Add your own tools needed for BizTalk deployment
Create users, roles and define access in the application
Define release templates for each environment
Define workflows for what roles that need to approve or reject release
Setup and run an artifact release
Setup and run a binding release
What you did not see
• Deploy of pipeline components
• Deploy of non BizTalk components
• Advanced multi server deploys
Questions
Download

Release Templates - Biztalkusergroup.se