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  • Question

  • I would like to know that if user production environment is BizTalk 2013R2.

    Can I use "BizTalk Server Developer 2013" for my development? Does they compatiable?

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:08 AM

Answers

  • In my view No, you will have to recompile all your code in Visual Studio 2013 (the only supported VS for BizTalk 2013 R2) to output .NET 4.5.1 compatible assemblies which you can deploy. You can always use the same binding files.

    For system requirement refer: Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

    Rachit



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    Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:16 AM
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  • Yes it’s possible.

    BizTalk 2013 R2 support both .NET Framework 4.5 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 not just 4.5.1.

    Artifacts from BizTalk 2013 are .NET 4.5 and they are compatible with BizTalk 2013 R2 environment and hence they can be deployed in BizTalk 2013 R2 – Technically it’s possible.

    Refer the platform supported section in this MSDN article.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj248703.aspx

    Then the question comes, would I do this? I will not. But if you don’t have an option, you got to use BizTalk 2013 in BizTalk 2013 R2, then I can. And for future development I would use BizTalk 2013 R2 environments for BizTalk 2013 R2 deployment.



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    • Marked as answer by Angie Xu Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:28 AM
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:43 AM

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  • In my view No, you will have to recompile all your code in Visual Studio 2013 (the only supported VS for BizTalk 2013 R2) to output .NET 4.5.1 compatible assemblies which you can deploy. You can always use the same binding files.

    For system requirement refer: Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

    Rachit



    Please mark as answer or vote as helpful if my reply does


    Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:16 AM
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  • When using Visual Studio 2013 and choosing a BizTalk Project, the Assembly will be compiled with Framework 4.5 NOT 4.5.1!

    So even though not supported, my hypothesis (no haven't tried it) would be that BizTalk assemblies compiled in Visual Studio 2013 will run on a BizTalk Server 2013.

    There could potentially be a license issue though. I'm not sure you are allowed to use the new JSON Pipeline Components (available in VS 2013) on a BizTalk Server 2013, since they were not included until BizTalk Server 2013 R2.

    Morten la Cour

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:13 AM
  • Yes it’s possible.

    BizTalk 2013 R2 support both .NET Framework 4.5 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 not just 4.5.1.

    Artifacts from BizTalk 2013 are .NET 4.5 and they are compatible with BizTalk 2013 R2 environment and hence they can be deployed in BizTalk 2013 R2 – Technically it’s possible.

    Refer the platform supported section in this MSDN article.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj248703.aspx

    Then the question comes, would I do this? I will not. But if you don’t have an option, you got to use BizTalk 2013 in BizTalk 2013 R2, then I can. And for future development I would use BizTalk 2013 R2 environments for BizTalk 2013 R2 deployment.



    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly. If this post is helpful, please vote as helpful by clicking the upward arrow mark next to my reply.

    • Marked as answer by Angie Xu Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:28 AM
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:43 AM
  • Can I use "BizTalk Server Developer 2013" for my development? Does they compatiable?

    Yes, but it's not a long term solution.  Technically, you can develop solutions on almost any previous version of BizTalk Server, at least from 2006 R2, and deploy them to BizTalk Server 2013 R2.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:12 PM
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