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In December 2007, we had released Community Technology Preview (CTP) version of VS 2008 Web Deployment Projects... Thanks a ton to all of you in the community for being so active in adopting and trying the CTP versions of WDP... Since the December CTP we have been monitoring the blogs, MS Connect feedback system as well WDP forums to collect your feedback and then have been working over last month or so to incorporate it within the product...
Today is a big day for the WDP team as we are finally able to provide you all with the final "Release To Web" version of Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects... We are very excited to have you all try this RTW version so without any further delay let us get into the details of how to get started:
Features and Functionality:
You can download this RTW version from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0AA30AE8-C73B-4BDD-BB1B-FE697256C459&displaylang=en
ASP.NET Merge Utility:
There was community feedback about trying to get aspnet_merge.exe independent of Web Deployment Projects for use within Visual Studio Express editions... Good news is that ASP.NET Merge Utility is now available as a part of Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Server® 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 which can be downloaded from:
Improvements in WDP RTW version:
We believe that we have addressed various issues related to config replacements, additional Dlls appearing in the output, After build tasks, Temp build Dir and several others...
We hope that Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects RTW version will make your deployment easy and better... We will love to hear from you so please let us know your feedback... Happy Deploying!!
On behalf of WDP Team
Vishal R. Joshi | Program Manager | Visual Web Developer Team
Amig@s : El día de ayer el equipo de desarrollo del Web Deployment Project hizo su anuncio de la versión
Deployment is hard, but it doesn't have to be! The guys over in Redmond have released the WDP for VS
Estoy construuyendo una website para una intranet, pero el problema es como lo pongo en produccion desde el principio.
El escenario es el siguiente.
tengo visual studio 2005, sql 2005,asp.2.0 uso xp en mi pc nuestra intranet tiene varios servidores la cual puedo alojar el website en uno de eso con una ip.
todos el engranaje esta hecho solo falta alojarlo en un server
Friday Microsoft released the RTW (Release to Web) version of Web Deployment Projects (WDP).  Details
Web Deployment Projects (WDP) for Visual Studio 2008 were released to the web (RTW) a couple of days
It's a good project, I can't understand why it's not a regular part of VS (surely MS should have enough resources for that).
I think the next step should be to get database deployment including versioning in this tool.
Please, help us to resolve the problem with "Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects".
The easiest way to reproduce it is the following one:
1. Create new "ASP.NET Web Site" with default options.
2. Add new C++ "Empty project" to the solution.
3. Add Web Deployment Project (context menu of web-site project).
4. Save and close the solution.
5. Open it again.
6. The "Conversion Wizard" will appear. And it appears each time you will open it.
I am one of the people who asked for aspnet_merge.exe to be made available separately, for use within the Visual Studio Express editions. At first sight, I was pleased to read that it had been made available in the SDK. Unfortunately, that’s a huge 1171 MB download that will take ten a half hours to download. That’s not practical for most of us to obtain aspnet_merge.exe, which is probably only 1 MB at the most. Therefore I’d like to reiterate the request for aspnet_merge.exe to be provided as a standalone download.
LOL! I was just about to post the same thing as Mike.
Its a nice "gift" to include it in the SDK, but come on guys...duude!!
Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects were released on Friday. http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools
I cannot get the web.config replacement to work with the 2008 version. I have no problem doing it in 2005. Is anyone else having problems?
There was a problem with web.config replacement in the December CTP release but should now be fixed in this RTW release. Do you still have the previous version installed? Or are you seeing it with the RTW release mentioned in the above post?
Thanks for the repro steps, but I wasn't able to see your problem. Is the Conversion Wizard appearing for the WDP project or one of the other projects in the solution? All the projects you have were created using VS 2008 RTM correct?
This past Friday we released the final RTW (release to web) support for VS 2008 Web Deployment projects
This past Friday we released the final RTW (release to web) support for VS 2008 Web Deployment projects.