BizTalk Sandbox Installation on Vista

There are various approaches for developing BizTalk solutions in team environments e.g. isolated "sandbox" models versus shared development servers, the use of VPC or physical boxes and moving from development to staging to production. Having a “sandbox” is best option, which is something I learned recently during a session at BTUG. Having an isolated environment to develop, test and build your solution is a good thing, because it is difficult to develop a single solution with more developers and one will get in the way with another during development (have to share the same management database for instance). Using TFS for source control is a good thing and one can check in/out his solution in his own environment with his own management database and so on. Isolated environment can be a VPC or a physical box with an operating system Windows Server 2003 or even Vista, which Jay Kinker did a recent post about. Yes an installation of BizTalk is possible and works fine on Vista, which means it can be a suitable isolated environment to  develop with BizTalk and a possible choice for a sandbox.

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Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.

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