Friday, November 9, 2012

MSBuild Extension Pack–October 2012 Release

Good news for everyone who wants to get the most out of their build environment. A new release is available of the MSBuild Extension Pack.
This release contains around 40 new Tasks/ TaskActions.
Some information from the CodePlex site:
The MSBuild Extension Pack provides a collection of over 475 MSBuild Tasks, MSBuild Loggers and MSBuild TaskFactories.
A high level summary of what the tasks currently cover includes the following:

  • System Items: Active Directory, Certificates, COM+, Console, Date and Time, Drives, Environment Variables, Event Logs, Files and Folders, FTP, GAC, Network, Performance Counters, Registry, Services, Sound
  • Code: Assemblies, AsyncExec, CAB Files, Code Signing, DynamicExecute, File Detokenisation, GUID’s, Mathematics, Strings, Threads, Xml, Zip Files
  • Applications: BizTalk 2006 / 2009, Email, IIS6, IIS7, MSBuild, SourceSafe, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, StyleCop, Subversion, Twitter, Team Foundation Server, Visual Basic 6, Windows Virtual PC, WMI

The MSBuild Extension Pack is provided in two versions. The 3.5.* version supports the .Net Framework 3.5 and the 4.0.* version supports the .Net Framework 4.0.

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