A very tedious task of mine has often been to deploy AIF services accross environments. I am used to do this the old school way = manually.
Today I had something that might be compared to as an epiphany – I stumbled upon this great technet artichle descripting how to export the configuration settings using the data import/export framework. Tried it out for the first time today and it’s working just great. The only downside so far, is that I haven’t been aware of this feature before…:-)