Release 5.0

Rating:        Based on 19 ratings
Reviewed:  16 reviews
Downloads: 0
Change Set: 68786
Released: Jul 26, 2012
Updated: Aug 19, 2017 by tfabraham
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Release Notes

V5.0 Release Notes and Frequently Asked Questions

Abridged List of Changes for Release 5.0 (see the Change History for the complete list):
  • NEW: Support for BizTalk Server 2009 and 2010 - now supports BizTalk Server 2006, 2006 R2, 2009 and 2010 and BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 and 2.1
  • NEW: Complete conversion from NAnt to MSBuild with file structure modeled after standard .csproj/.vbproj project files
  • NEW: Consolidated Deployment Framework files under a <projectname>.Deployment folder and integrated server MSI build, leaving the solution root clean
  • NEW: Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 Add-in including integrated menu and toolbar, solution awareness, IntelliSense and Add New Project wizard
  • NEW: Windows Installer MSI to install and configure the Deployment Framework
  • NEW: Core Framework enhancements
    • Completely revamped support for BRE
    • New samples and over 110 pages of documentation
    • Automatic creation/cleanup of FILE adapter physical paths, including NTFS permission assignment
    • Automated export and deployment of BAM XML from a BAM XLS file to avoid needing Excel on the server
    • Support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (including UAC elevation)
  • CHANGE: Discontinued support for BizTalk 2004 (BizTalk 2004 users, please use Version 4.0)

Reviews for this release

     
Masterpiece! Every BizTalk developer MUST master and use it.
by leo_gan on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM
     
Remarkable piece of kit. Concise and easy to follow documentation. If you develop BizTalk Apps then this is a must.
by RedEyedMonster on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM
     
Simply a must have for any serious BizTalk shop (and not so serious ones as well :) ).
by tastevens on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:32 PM
     
Great work, and great support. The authors are the best of Biztalk experts.
by zijianhuang on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:20 AM
     
Amazing tool. I can't imagine using BizTalk without BTDF. Thank you very much!!
by Jakub_F on Nov 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM
     
A must have, if you're BizTalk Pro. - Greatly reduces development + deployment time and consistent deployment across mutiple environments. -Looks complicated but it's not! once you get used to it. -Together with Powershell scripts you can do a full automated deployment and can be linked to TFS Build Server.
by RandyPaulo on Jun 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM
     
Enables a smooth and tidy release of larger projects that incorporate many or all of the artifacts and components that can go into a BizTalk project. The framework is comprehensive. Greate support. Thanks very much.
by absolutebandit on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM
     
Awesome tool and Great Support.
by sribiz43 on Aug 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM
     
Great work. Very impressed with the quality and robustness of this project. I ran into a few minor glitches when I created my first BTDFPROJ but these were all explained in the documentation and the discussion forum.
by keithk on Feb 4, 2011 at 2:06 AM
     
I'm planning to use this as part of our deployment process and currently testing in my local box but I have trouble finishing the wizard because of the error: "Unsuccessful connecting to the database.....Invalid object name 'adm_receiveservice'".
by loubelaro on Jul 1, 2010 at 4:46 AM
     
Excellent work. Worked with some previous versions before on BT2004 and BT2006, now using it on BT2009. Thanks for the great improvements in version 5.0
by bugfix on Mar 24, 2010 at 4:06 PM
     
Great job guys, wonderful Version 5.0. Using this on a large scale 50+ interface project and its saving us weeks of work. Keep up the great work.
by bcorazza on Mar 16, 2010 at 5:08 AM
     
The tool is nice. I would be pleased about not having to change files and names manually. I would love to see something i.e. integrated with GAX and create biztalk deployment projects like any other project, visually, an experience similar to service factory and other software factories. tanks.
by pablop on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:51 PM
     
Having experienced the pain of manual BizTalk Deployments over the years this framework provides much needed relief and repeatability.
by RedDwarf on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:40 PM
     
A must have for any BizTalk developer. It makes that late night Production Release a breeze.
by rnshaw on May 14, 2009 at 2:40 PM
     
Really impressive framework. My initial experiences of BizTalk deployment have been, at best, slow and prone to user (i.e. me) error ... But this makes things a lot easier and more importantly, a lot more automated, which is just what I want
by steveculshaw on Apr 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM