Last week Scott Guthrie announced the release of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update. This release not only offers some really nice new features for ASP.NET WebForms, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, SignalR and the web tooling in Visual Studio, but also adds some nice improvements to Web Deploy . (For the full list of new features, have a look at the release notes ). What’s new? First of all, Web site projects now have the same publishing experience as Web Application projects including publishing to Windows Azure Web Sites. Selective publish – for one or more files you can perform the following actions (after publishing to a Web Deploy endpoint): Publish selected files. See the difference between a local file and a remote file. (this even works for images!) Update the local file with the remote file or update the remote file with the local file. Apply config transformations on the publish profile next to the build profile.