Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Web Deploy 3

Between all the announcements about the release of Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and so on, I noticed one small announcement: the release of Web Deploy 3.

Web Deploy 3.0 can be installed using these links x86/x64. More details on installation can be found in Installing & Configuring Web Deploy tutorial.

Let’s have a look at some of the new features available in Web Deploy 3:

  • Deployment & Migration to IIS8: migrate to IIS8 from IIS 6, IIS7 and IIS7.5.
  • Publishing to Microsoft Azure Websites: deploy websites to Microsoft’s new Azure Websites offering.
  • Incremental Database Publishing using Data Tier Application (DAC) framework: incremental data sync and SQL Azure download using SQL DACPAC framework.
  • Automatic Backup:  allows server administrators to configure servers in such a way that each publish will automatically generate a backup and store it on server. If you need to roll back or go to a previous version, you will be able to do it without involving server administrator.
  • PowerShell Cmdlets: PowerShell Cmdlets for common Web Deploy tasks.
  • Improved Parameterization
  • Enabling Application Offline: automatically drops a blank App_Offline.htm file into the root of the application folder.
  • Changing authentication mode for a given website
  • Automatically disabling proxy settings
  • Support for IPv6-style bindings in certificate sync logic

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