With BizTalk Server 2013 Beta, ESB Toolkit is now fully integrated with BizTalk Server. Also, the ESB Toolkit configuration experience is simplified to enable a quick setup. The installation and configuration is described on MSDN.
The Setup does not register the ESB Toolkit Itinerary Designer by default. (You can use the ESB Toolkit Itinerary Designer to create itineraries in Visual Studio.) The “Installation Guide.htm” in the Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit folder describes that you can install the Itinerary Designer extensions by clicking Start> All Programs> Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 ESB toolkit > Install Itinerary Designer Extensions. The Installation Guide is still for the ESB Toolkit 2.1 because in BizTalk 2013 Beta you don’t have this option. In Known Issues is described that you can find the Itinerary Designer Setup in the installation folder of BizTalk 2013 Beta.
Go to the installation folder of BizTalk 2013 Beta
|Double click on Microsoft.Practices.Services.Itinerary.DslPackage.vsix.|
Test the ESB Toolkit installation
My BizTalk 2010 solution opened easily in Visual Studio 2012 and it ran without problems. Only Tracing in the ESB Toolkit did not seem to work,. Also it took a while before I had found the setup of the Itinerary Designer Extensions because at first I didn’t read the Known Issues on MSDN but now I know, first read the Known Issues when you’re working with a Beta version!