The best feature is that this is a VS extension (vsix) that will integrate using the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) so you can extend WSSF binary version with no source changes.
You can also get the vsix from VS Gallery.
In my next post aI will show how can you add your own extensions to WSSF binary version.
Here are some of the new features:
- Supports Windows Server 2008 /2008 R2, SQL server 2008/2008 R2, BizTalk Server 2010 Beta
- Added support for Visual Studio 2010 Visualization and Modeling SDK for the Itinerary designer.
- Support both .NET Framework version 4 and .NET Framework 3.5.
- Supports the use of itineraries developed in Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0.
- Minor enhancements:
- The Itinerary designer now supports copying and pasting itinerary shapes along with their configured properties.
- A new itinerary project template, BizTalk ESB Itinerary designer, provides an easy option to create itinerary projects under BizTalk Projects.
- Opening a new project in the Itinerary designer sets the export mode to Strict by default.
- Added a new itinerary model property, Require encryption certificate, in the Itinerary designer to enable and disable encryption certificate while validating the itinerary.
- In-place setup upgrade from ESB Toolkit 2.0 to ESB Toolkit 2.1 is not supported. We do support solutions built on ESB toolkit 2.0 to run on ESB toolkit 2.1
- Itinerary Designer Extensions is not registered by setup.
- Workaround: Install by clicking Start> All Programs> Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 ESB toolkit > Install Itinerary Designer Extensions
TAP customers can download the Beta build from the connect site.
The final version of the service factory 2010 is out.
You can download it from here:
Hands on,. docs, etc: http://servicefactory.codeplex.com/