Currently there is a proposal on the table to move MSBuild out of the .NET redistributable and ship it instead as part of a lightweight developer tools redist (subset of the .NET SDK). This would mean that your dependency on MSBuild has the requirement of installing an additional redistributable before MSBuild can run.Before we make any decisions of this magnitude, we need to better understand how this decision would impact you and your decision to adopt MSBuild. We would like to assess a few things:
I would love to hear your feedback! If e-mail is not a convenient medium to give us that feedback, let me know and I'll gladly schedule a quick 1:1 phone meeting.
Thanks, Alex Kipman (AKipman@microsoft.com)