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This is the twenty-eighth in a series of blog posts I’m doing on the VS 2010 and .NET 4
This blog post continues a series of posts I’m doing that
cover the new improvements we made around web deployment. In my first post in the deployment series I provided an overview
of the new VS 2010 Web Deployment features.
In today’s post I’m going to be discussing Microsoft Web
Deploy – which is a free server technology that enables a comprehensive
publishing and deployment mechanism. Web Deploy enables you to not only publish
files – but also provision database schema/data, run database change scripts,
set security ACLs, and more. All of these deployment steps can be
automated using Visual Studio.
This post will provide a step by step tutorial on how to
install Web Deploy and enable it on a web-server. I’ll then demonstrate
how you can use Visual Studio 2010 to directly publish to servers using Web
Deploy, as well as how you can use Visual Studio to create installation packages
that you can use to automate the deployment of your applications.