Release 5.5

Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 7574
Change Set: 74621
Released: Feb 26, 2014
Updated: Apr 18, 2014 by tfabraham
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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This project exists due to hundreds of hours of volunteer effort (99% by one person at a time!). Please consider making a donation if you find this product useful. Thank you in advance!


UNINSTALL all previous releases before installing this one!

Frequently Asked Questions

Partial List of Changes for Release 5.5 (see the Change History for the complete list):
  • NEW: Support for BizTalk Server 2013 - supports all BizTalk releases from 2006 to 2013 including the BizTalk ESB Toolkit
  • NEW: Auto-termination of service instances customizable by environment (e.g. enable for dev but disable for production)
  • NEW: Auto-validation of bindings file XML syntax on deploy and server MSI build
  • NEW: "Touchless" support for referencing the Deployment Framework directly from source control without installing the MSI on a build server
  • UPDATED: Enhanced WiX MSI generation - uses WiX Heat.exe instead of JavaScript file generator, default WiX template can be fully customized or replaced, and more
  • UPDATED: Start menu shortcuts for server deploy - now 100% MSBuild (no more .bat files), default server deploy wizard behavior can be fully customized or replaced, new shortcuts including Quick Deploy, Preprocess and Import Bindings, Update SSO from Settings Spreadsheet and Terminate Service Instances
  • UPDATED: ElementTunnel preserves binding XML whitespace and can be re-run on the same file without harm; also supports mixed files with some encoded and some unencoded XML
  • UPDATED: Support for IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012/Windows 8
  • UPDATED: New versions of XmlPreprocess 2.0.18, WiX 3.8 and NUnit 2.6.3
  • UPDATED: ApplyXmlEscape is now True by default in new projects and recommended for all projects

Please see the Issue Tracker tab for open issues for this and future releases and the Change History for complete details.

NOTE: This is the last release that will support BizTalk 2006, 2006 R2 and 2009.

Thomas F. Abraham

Reviews for this release

Excellent job. Very efficient and many time saved.
by REhret on Sep 10, 2014 at 7:31 AM
An excellent job done by Tom. I wish I hadn't waited this long (5.5) before I got into BizTalk deployment framework - it could have saved me countless hours in the past ! /Bo
by 2nice on Jun 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM
The BTDF just gets better and better ... should be one of the standard tools in any BizTalk developers kit
by steveculshaw on May 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM