One-Click Publishing Web Applications

In the previous section, we gave you an overview of how to create portable, self-contained web deployment packages. These packages can be copied to servers and installed on those servers by developers or administrators and can contain all an application’s prerequisites, even database migration scripts.

Microsoft actually took this facility one step further. Through Visual Studio 2010, we can actually create publishing profiles that we can use to publish a web application directly from the IDE. This comes in extremely handy when we use VS2010 to work on a web application that we’re deploying to a hosting company.


When we talk about hosting company here, we’re specifically talking about web hosting ...

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