Learn how to upgrade your ASP.NET 1.x app to ASP.NET 2.0


We have just finished building a *very* detailed whitepaper that explains common issues, patterns, and scenarios for helping to upgrade your existing ASP.NET 1.x applications.  During the beta 2 phase we received a strong amount of feedback the the upgrade wizard needed some significant improvement and we have listened.  Over the past few months the team has done a number of complex DCR's (Design Change Requests) to improve the quality and efficacy of application upgrade.  Even still, not all apps will upgrade 100% and the whitepaper  will help get you the rest of the way -- my expecations is that site upgrades will take half a day to a day at most (that is my goal!)...


Further, to package up all of our related upgrade content today we are announcing the new ASP.NET 1.x --> ASP.NET 2.0 upgrade center which can be found at:


http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/migration/upgrade/default.aspx


and of course the direct link to the brand new upgrade article and best practices:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnaspp/html/upgradingaspnet.asp


Let me know here how the upgrades go with the latest CTP's and let me know what you think of the new upgrade article.


Comments (6)

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  2. Hi Brian,

    thanks for the updated article. It’s really helpfull!

    The biggest problem we have with ASP.NET 2.0 is the lack of web projects.

    As part of our vroot we have thousands of files (e.g. skins, themes, static resource files) that do not change but are required for the app to work (e.g. because third party components need them).

    In the "old days" that was not a problem because we didn’t include them in the WebApp and deployed them separately.

    Nowawadays, we have an issue 🙁 And I don’t think, from what I heard, that the "exlusion of files" feature in RTM will solve this.

    And I know that we are not alone with this.

    Stefan

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  4. bgold says:

    Stefan Broenner,

    The team is interested in learning more — specifically they asked me:

    can you find out what process the customer is using for deployment with VS2003?

    So – -what are you doing for deployment today for this scenario?

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