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August 2009 Entries

MsBuild & Windows Services
I've been revisiting a POC I did a while back that involved some custom Windows Service development. It reminded me that it's a little bit of a pain managing the clean and deployment of your Windows Services as part of your MsBuild script and I just wanted to make a few notes on this as a reminder to myself and potentially help others. The below will describe what I do. Cleaning up Typically this is the section that causes some hassle. The aim is to undeploy and delete any previous instances of the ......

Posted On Sunday, August 23, 2009 7:12 AM | Comments (3) |

BizTalk Build Generator - New Release for BizTalk 2009

Just to let people know ive released a new version of the BizTalk Build Generator which can be used with BizTalk 2009 and also contains a few new features and addresses a couple of bits of feedback provided.

Details are on the following link:

http://biztalkmsbuildtool.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=31725

Posted On Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:24 PM | Comments (0) |

Using the BizTalk Build Generator SSO Tasks
In the BizTalk Build Generator there is a tasks library containing tasks which will allow you to easily extend the generated build scripts with some of the common scenarios. Previously I have discussed using the BAM and BRE tasks and this post will show how to use the SSO tasks. Within the library there are the following tasks which are aimed at configuring SSO (primarily for the configuration application scenario). Task Description Delete Application Deletes an SSO application CreateConfigStoreApplication ......

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 5:37 PM | Comments (0) |

Using the Build Generators BRE Tasks for MsBuild
In the BizTalk Build Generator, in addition to the normal build scripts which you can produce there is also a library of MsBuild tasks which help you to implement some of the common scenarios for extending your build process. In this post I will discuss how you can extend the build to include the management of BRE artefacts within the build. In the tasks library you will find the following tasks: Task Name Task Description BizTalk.BuildGenerator.Task... This task is used to backup all ......

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 5:22 PM | Comments (1) |

Creating your own build script provider for the BizTalk Build Generator
One of the new features of the BizTalk Build Generator is a provider pattern for the build script generation. This means if you prefer to use a different format/structure in your build scripts or even don't like MsBuild and would rather use NANT, Powershell or traditional batch scripts then you could create your own provider which would take advantage of the metadata used by the BizTalk Build Generator and then produce scripts in your own format. In order to create your own provider you must create ......

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 5:22 PM | Comments (0) |

Configuration Manager - New Release
Ive just released a new version of the configuration manager tool which I used in the BizTalk Light and Easy viewing video. This tool is used to help you manage the different settings needed for binding and configuration files across different environments and allows you to connect this with your build process. The tool is available on codeplex at: http://configsettingstool.c... The light and easy video is at: http://blogs.breezetraining... ......

Posted On Friday, August 14, 2009 5:35 PM | Comments (0) |

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