Basic Microsoft Web Deployment Tool Setup For Visual Studio 2010

In this blog post I will explain how to get and install the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool, so you can share created packages with others and how to setup a Windows 2008 Server to allow packages to be deployed from Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 ships with and installs Microsoft’s… 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

How does Web Deployment with VS10 and MSDeploy Work?

Web Deployment has taken a huge stride in Visual Studio 2010.   I have started a blog series where I have written about web deployment, you can read more about them below: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010 Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild In… 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

Troubleshooting "Visual Studio 2008 Design view hangs" issues

Over the last few months we’ve collected information on various issues related to design view not working in Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Here is list of known issues and possible solutions: Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component fails to install. 1. Pre-release Office 2007 components are installed. Most often it… Read more

Error installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and Silverlight Tools Beta 1

Summary Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 is not compatible with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta.   The good news is that Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is coming soon.  Until then you will not be able to install both Silverlight Tools and Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Until Silverlight… Read more