Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is a build platform for managed code and was part of .NET Framework. Visual Studio depends on MSBuild, but MSBuild does not depend on Visual Studio. Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management depends on MSBuild to perform team builds via the Team Foundation Server.
XL Deploy tasks for MSBuild can:
- Create deployment packages
- Publish deployment packages to an XL Deploy server
- Trigger automated deployments from an MSBuild build