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Free Web Hosting to try ASP.NET 4 Beta1, VS 2010 Beta1 and MS Web Deployment Tool RC1

Today we are announcing the availability of FREE HOSTING accounts for web developers to try out the new feature sets of Visual Studio 2010 Beta1, ASP.NET 4 Beta1 and Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (MsDeploy) RC1… VS 2010 has great set of features on deploying web applications seamlessly…   One of the key features is the ability ...

Web Deployment: Web.Config Transformation

We have earlier discussed about Web Deployment and Web Packaging quite a bit, today I wanted to dive into web.config transformation. If you would like to check out the other topics please read through the earlier blog posts below: Usually web applications go through a chain of server deployments before being finally being ...

Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild

This post is next in the series of VS 2010 articles that we have been putting together to dive into the Web Deployment improvements with VS 2010 and IIS.  I would recommend reading the the preceding posts to get an overview of all the scenarios supported: In this post I will cover web package creation using MSBuild command line.&...

Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010

In the earlier post I highlighted various investments that we are making in Visual Studio 2010 and IIS to make Web Deployment easier.  You can read that post below: Deploying a web project with all its correct dependencies is not a trivial task. Some of the assets which need to be considered during deployment are...

Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS

Today, deploying a web application is not as easy as it should be. Whether you are deploying your web to a shared hosting environment and paying monthly to maintain it OR whether you have a web server/s managed by your enterprise, there are a lot of manual steps involved in getting your application from point A to point B. If you are ...

VS 2010 for Web Developer – Videos

At PDC 2008 in LA and TechEd EMEA 2008 in Barcelona we announced key new features for Visual Studio 2010 for Web Developers...  Apart from our focus on MVC, Dynamic Data, Silverlight and other key ASP.NET runtime functionality, this was the first time we announced the key investments pillars for Web Developers in VS 2010...  Over the...

Exclude Files and Folders from WDP Output

Web  Deployment Projects (WDP) allows you to pre-compile your web into binaries and further also allows you to merge the assemblies produced in the format that you like. In my earlier posts I had talked about various WDP features and the latest release of WDP for VS 2008.  You can read more about this here By default in the WDP ...

Tips & Tricks: Upgrading Projects from ASP.NET MVC Preview 1 to Preview 2 (MIX 2008)

  If you previously had ASP.NET MVC Preview 1 (CTP 1) and had already created a few projects on it then you might have to take this additional step to convert your project to ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 (MIX 2008) [After installing MVC Preview 2 (Resources here)]. In ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 we introduced a special MVC Project flavor GUID for ...

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