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Feature: Support BizTalk 2016 on the v5.x line


Add support for BizTalk 2016 on the 5.x line
Closed Aug 2 at 9:19 PM by tfabraham
Feature complete


tif wrote Jan 23 at 2:32 PM


when can expect to have a supported Version for BizTalk 2016 ready to test?

kind regards,
Trond Ivar

tfabraham wrote Jan 23 at 3:33 PM

Code changes are underway both to support BizTalk 2016, and to raise the minimum .NET Framework version to v4.0 and Visual Studio to 2010, causing the removal of support for BizTalk 2006 and 2009. That's largely because Visual Studio 2008 does not support VSIX-based add-ins and NuGet. In addition, portions of the build process are being simplified.

The first available build will likely be a release candidate without a Visual Studio add-in for VS 2015.

I don't have a date, but I'm hoping within the next 2-4 weeks. (My testing involves four versions of BizTalk.)


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Associated with changeset 79714.

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sajid08 wrote Feb 2 at 1:21 PM

Hi Tom,

Really curious how this is coming along....we are ready to migrate to BTS 2016...just this is the missing bit. Also by when do you thing the VS 2015 Add in would be done.

Thanks alot for all your efforts, really appreciate it!


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Associated with changeset 79723.

tfabraham wrote Feb 6 at 8:15 AM

Version 5.7 RC1 with support for BizTalk 2016 and ESB Toolkit 2.4 is now available, without support (yet) for the Visual Studio addin.


sajid08 wrote Feb 8 at 10:06 AM

How is this supposed to work? How can I generate the MSI for deployment without the Visual Studio 2015 Add in? Appreciate any work arounds as well.

oderibas wrote Feb 8 at 11:58 AM

@sajid08 You can generate the MSI exactly how it is described in the documentation.

sajid08 wrote Feb 8 at 12:38 PM

Great, didn't know that it can be done from command prompt! thanks!

tfabraham wrote Feb 8 at 3:07 PM

In addition to the command-line approach, please see Matt Corr's blog with a great short-term workaround.

The upcoming v5.7 add-in for VS 2010-2015 has fully functional menus now, but still needs work on the new project wizard and testing in all versions. I'm continuing to work on it.


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