Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta IIS Express Integration

A few days ago Jason Zander blogged about the availability of Visual Studio SP1 Beta (all links below in resources section). I am happy to let you guys know that with SP1 Beta we have enabled integration of IIS Express into Visual Studio. After you have installed SP1 Beta you have to download IIS Express… Read more

Software for building and hosting web sites at no cost for 3 years!

I’m excited to announce – WebsiteSpark – a new program from Microsoft that provides software and support for building web sites, at no cost for 3 years. What You Get Software: WebsiteSpark provides software licenses that you can use for 3 years at no upfront cost (there is only an exit fee of $100 payable… Read more

Web Packaging: Installing Web Packages using Command Line

Today I want to advance our discussions around Web Deployment in Visual Studio 10…  To catch up on the previous discussions in this series check out: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010 Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild How does Web Deployment with VS… Read more

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: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging:… Read more

IIS7 Load Balancing & Routing Module Now Available!

The IIS team has just shipped the Microsoft Application Request Routing 1.0 module for IIS7!!! Application Request Routing (ARR) enables Web server administrators and hosting providers and to increase Web application reliability and scalability through rule-based routing and load balancing of HTTP server requests. With ARR, administrators can optimize resource utilization for application servers to… Read more

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: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Deploying a web project with all its correct dependencies is not a trivial task. Some of the assets which… Read more

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… Read more

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate now available in Web Platform Installer

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RC can now be installed with Web Platform Installer: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx Here is a quick description of Web Platform Installer from the Web Platform Installer website: “The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008… Read more

Web Platform Installer

Yesterday Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WPI) Release Candidate to the web at http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx.  Betas have been available for a while, but the release version contains several new features.  This is a one-stop-shopping installer for free Microsoft web development software; everything you need in one place.The web page contains everything you need, including a video… Read more

Checkout Tip#13 to Tip#23 on our Tips and Tricks blog

Latest on Tips and Tricks Blog. Tip #13: Did you know… How to get the browser agent using ASP.NET Ajax ? Tip #14: Did you know…How to enable debugging of your Web Site? Tip #15: Did you know… How to use tracing with ASP.NET Ajax? Tip #16: Did you know… How to change the default… Read more