How to install BizTalk NoS Ultimate for BizTalk Server 2020/Visual Studio 2019

First of all, what is BizTalk NoS Ultimate? BizTalk NoS Ultimate is a Visual Studio add-in for BizTalk developers that will improve the experience while developing BizTalk projects. The add-in can be installed as an extension to Microsoft Visual Studio and offers lots of useful functionalities (in addition to existing features) for developers by which they can save valuable time while working on their day-to-day activities and improve the productivity. For me, it is the ultimate tool that all BizTalk developers should have!

BizTalk NoS Ultimate Installation

Installing BizTalk NoS Ultimate in your BizTalk Server 2020 development environment with Visual Studio 2019 is a straightforward task. Most of the pre-requisites will be present and you can simply install the BizTalk NoS Ultimate Visual Studio Extension, that you can download through the below link;

Download BizTalk NoS Ultimate for BizTalk Server 2020

To install BizTalk NoS Ultimate Visual Studio extension, you need to:

Option 1

  • Open your Visual Studio, on the entry screen select the option Continue without code ->

  • Then on the menu, navigate to Extensions > Manage Extensions

  • Select Online and search for BizTalk NoS Ultimate

  • The add-in will be listed in the search results section. Click Download to download and install the add-in
  • On the VSIX Installer screen
    • Make sure that the correct version of Visual Studio is selected.
    • Click Install. This will download and install the add-in to your version of Visual Studio
  • You need to restart your Visual Studio in order for the changes to take effect

Option 2

  • If you already have downloaded the BizTalk NoS Ultimate Visual Studio extension file, it will be named something like BizTalkNoS.Addin<version>.vsix
  • Double-click the extension file to run the installation process
  • On the VSIX Installer screen
    • Make sure that the correct version of Visual Studio is selected
    • Click Install

  • In the VSIX Installer Complete screen, click Close

Now, if you open or create a new BizTalk Server solution on Visual Studio, you will see BizTalk NoS Ultimate functionalities both at the Project level as in the Artifact level. By right-clicking on one of your BizTalk projects or artifacts you can see the new options provided by this extension.

Feel free to try this amazing extension for BizTalk Server here: Download BizTalk NoS Ultimate for BizTalk Server 2020.

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira is an Azure MVP and works as an Integration consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

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