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Deployment continues to get easier, but there's still a few gotchas here and there. Check out these choice articles for you deployment questions.
- Web Deployment Projects - Fritz Onion's most excellent article on Web Deployment Projects. He goes into great detail and also explains the new pluggable configuration files feature.
- MSDN on ASP.NET Deployment - Includes walkthroughs on how to deploy and ASP.NET application via XCOPY.
- Compilation and Deployment in ASP.NET 2.0 - Good article by Rick Strahl explaining the Web Site model.
- Video: Configuring, Building and Deploying a Web Site - In this lesson, you will see what is required to make your ASP.NET applications available to everyone.
- Microsoft Web Deployment Tool Technical Preview 1: The IIS team recently posted the first preview of a new Microsoft Web Deployment tool. This tool works with both IIS6 and IIS7 and enables automated deployment, synchronization, and migrating of applications on web servers. If you are looking for a great way to automate the deployment of your ASP.NET applications then this tool is definitely one to check out. To learn more, read the walkthroughs at the bottom of this page (in particular the "Introduction to MS Deploy" one). This tool is awesome and should make automated deployment much easier.
- Visual Studio 2008 Web deployment project. version supports all the features of VS 2005 and also add support for Easily migrating Visual studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects to Visual studio 2008 Web Deployment Project. It also supports the functionality to replace output only if the build for web deployment succeed and supports both IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0
- Before Visual studio 2008 Microsoft released Visual studio 2005 web deployment projects. The detail of the Visual Studio 2005 Web deployment projects can be found here.