Configure automatic deployment with Visual Studio Team Services in BizTalk Server
Using Visual Studio Team Services, you can automatically deploy BizTalk Server applications to different BizTalk environments.
Typically, there are two roles involved:
- BizTalk developer creates the application, and builds it locally. Then, checks the application into Git or Team Foundation Version Control.
- VSTS admin creates the build and release definitions, and deploys to the BizTalk application to different environments (Dev, UAT, Production).
If you’ve never used VSTS, this walkthrough may be challenging. It does require some understanding of git, including cloning, and pushing changes.
We show you how to setup VSTS with BizTalk Server, and add your first application to deploy. We recommend you refer to the VSTS guidance, as the VSTS UI changes.
Before you begin
- Have your Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) account ready. Don't have one? Sign up for Visual Studio Team Services.
- If you already have a VSTS Agent installed on your BizTalk computer, then the existing agent is overwritten with the latest VSTS Agent. You may have to update your VSTS service to align with the new agent.
Some experience and knowledge with creating and working with definitions in VSTS. If you're brand new to VSTS, these may be good resources: