BizTalk applications can be migrated from a test to an
acceptance environment or from acceptance to production environment. However, BizTalk applications can also migrate from a BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 environment. This wiki article describes the steps to perform the latter. The article will assume
you want to migrate from BizTalk 2004 or higher (2009) to the latest BizTalk version 2013.
Over the last couple of years the BizTalk platform has matured to its current version. With the end of the life cycle of some versions like BizTalk 2006 it may not surprise you that a migration to a new platform is necessary. Below you will find an overview
of BizTalk versions 2004 and up with its platform support.
The diagram above is taken from Leonid Ganeline
blog (BizTalk Server MVP).
The following steps describe the migration of applications from an older BizTalk version to a new BizTalk version:
MSI’s or bindings will do you no good to use them in a new environment because of incompatibility issues with .NET framework, adapters, host names, and so on. It is better to build the applications from the ground up. This can be done through either automated
process of using the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard or a more manual approach. Then build and deploy your solution. Configure it and then start it.
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