If you look at BizTalk Server from a certain viewpoint you can roughly divide it into three categories: deployment, development, and administration. This post will be on the first category, Deployment, and what has been contributed on TechNet Wiki so far by community members on this category. Now most important part for the BizTalk environment is its foundation: How is BizTalk environment build up! That is why I started the series of blogs in these categories with administration and development first.
As you might have seen the last couple of months the number of BizTalk related wiki articles increased tremendously. On the BizTalk deployment category Microsoft employees, and the BizTalk community have written a couple of strong wiki articles on deployment. Contributors like Trace Young, , Steef-Jan Wiggers, Ed Price and Tord G. Nordahl have written these articles or have contributed to them.
Here is a list of some of the interesting wiki articles on BizTalk deployment:
- BizTalk Server 2010: Virtualization
- BizTalk Server Product Documentation
- BizTalk Server 2010: Enterprise SSO Survival Guide
- BizTalk Server 2010: MSDTC
- BizTalk Server – Troubleshooting Problems with MSDTC
- BizTalk Roles
- BizTalk Server 2010
- BizTalk Server 2010: Pricing and licensing
These article dive into some of the vital components for BizTalk like SSO and MSDTC, the roles you need to have clarity on with a BizTalk environment, the BizTalk documentation in general, virtualization, pricing and licensing, The starting point to find all BizTalk related articles is the BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki article.
One of the most interesting and highly valuable wiki article on deployment is written by Trace Young and called Recommendations for Installing, Sizing, Deploying, and Maintaining a BizTalk Server Solution.
This article brings together all recommendations concerning a BizTalk deployment. It is definitely an article you have to take by heart when deploying BizTalk environment during the planning, design, and deployment phase.
This was the last post on three BizTalk categories: deployment, development and administration. Each of these posts looked at one of these categories, pointed readers to directions to look for on TechNet wiki and who was involved providing the content. It shows that for all the categories for BizTalk the community and Microsoft collaborated really well.