Initial Config Steps Upon Creating New BizTalk Projects

Just a reminder ... whenever you create a new BizTalk project, it's wise to immediately do the following things in the Project Properties window:

  • Change the Deployment server to "." so that you aren't burying your machine name in the project properties for later pain.
  • Set the Redeploy flag to "True" since I don't know if I've met a developer who has never redeployed over and over again.
  • Set the strong name key.

Not doing all of these right away usually leads to one of a number of remarkably annoying deployment errors that inevitably cause a few minutes of digging around, and eventual self-abuse for forgetting something so silly.