Administration, isn’t that what we developers discuss after we’ve constructed the solution? Admittedly, administration can be an afterthought in some software development arenas. Enterprise application integration (EAI) with BizTalk is not one of them. For BizTalk EAI, administration and the core solution are symbiotically linked. In fact, oftentimes you rule out a solution simply because it will be hard to administrate.
Given the importance of administration in a BizTalk EAI solution, how do you begin to think about an administration solution? What tools do you employ? Which questions do you ask? I’m going to share an approach my company adopted in a real-time data warehousing project we did, combining BizTalk 2006 and SQL Server 2005.
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