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BizTalk Server 2013 R2 compatibiltiy with Visual Studio 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear All,

    My client is going to install BizTalk Server for his project and is using BizTalk Server 2013R2 and have Visual Studio 2012.

    Pls advise can we use this version of Visual Studio , as per recommendation from Microsoft we need to use VS 2013.


    -- Regards Sandeep

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    client don't have license for VS 2013


    -- Regards Sandeep

    Sandeep,

    You have got your answer above.

    BizTalk Server 2013 is compatible with Visual studio 2012. For BizTalk Server 2013 R2 you need Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed.

    Now its upto your client to decide what setup they want and purchase the license accordingly.

    If you already have license for BizTalk 2013 R2 better stick to it and purchase license for Visual studio 2013.


    Rachit Sikroria (Microsoft Azure MVP)

    • Marked as answer by Sandeep.Handa Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:26 PM
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:06 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Sandeep 

    That is right, you need Visual Studio 2013 with BizTalk 2013 R2. You will not be able to develop BizTalk Server 2013 R2 projects using Visual Studio 2012.

    It is documented here-

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj248697.aspx


    Thanks Arindam


    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:28 AM
    Moderator
  • No you cannot use Visual Studio 2012 for BizTalk Server 2013 R2, It works with Visual Studio 2013 .

    Also to make sure that you meet all the software and hardware requisites for the installation of Microsoft BizTalk Server2013 R2 product, please refer to below posted link it will answer most of the preinstallation queries.

    Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

    Regards,


    Mandar Dharmadhikari

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Dear All,

    Thanks can we use BizTalkServer 2013 not R2 for our project in that case Vs 2012 will be compatible


    -- Regards Sandeep

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:45 AM
  • Dear All,

    Thanks can we use BizTalkServer 2013 not R2 for our project in that case Vs 2012 will be compatible


    -- Regards Sandeep

    Yes, BizTalk Server 2013 is compatible with Visual studio 2012.

    For BizTalk Server 2013 R2 you need Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed



    Rachit Sikroria (Microsoft Azure MVP)

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:46 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Sandeep,

     No you can't use VS 2012

    Please refer below links for BT 2013R2 system requirements

    Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

    Installation Overview for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

    Biztalk 2013 R2 installation

    Regards,

    Chandra Rajesh

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:46 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes if you can use BizTalk 2013 with Visual Studio 2012. But why cant you go with BizTalk 2013 R2.....it is the most upto date BizTalk product( excluding BizTalk 2016 CTP)

    Regards,


    Mandar Dharmadhikari

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:47 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    client don't have license for VS 2013


    -- Regards Sandeep

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Does your client have license for BizTalk 2013 or R2?

    The decision solely rests with your client...you should have a round of discussion with him

    Regards,


    Mandar Dharmadhikari

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    client don't have license for VS 2013


    -- Regards Sandeep

    Sandeep,

    You have got your answer above.

    BizTalk Server 2013 is compatible with Visual studio 2012. For BizTalk Server 2013 R2 you need Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed.

    Now its upto your client to decide what setup they want and purchase the license accordingly.

    If you already have license for BizTalk 2013 R2 better stick to it and purchase license for Visual studio 2013.


    Rachit Sikroria (Microsoft Azure MVP)

    • Marked as answer by Sandeep.Handa Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:26 PM
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:06 AM
    Moderator
  • .It shall wotk with both VS 2012 and VS 2013,  this link for BizTalk h/w and s/w requirement;

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj248697.aspx

    Microsoft Visual Studio

    Visual Studio 2013

    System_CAPS_noteNote

    If you have Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed, you might find a few artifacts missing while creating a new BizTalk Server project in Visual Studio. To fix this issue, you must install Visual Studio 2013 Update 3.

    Visual Studio 2012

    Provides a development environment for building BizTalk Server applications. Ultimate Edition is recommended, but Premium and Professional are also supported. This is required for BizTalk Server Developer Tools and the SDK.


    Regards Pushpendra K Singh

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:16 PM