Today the Web Deployment Team released the Beta 1 version of the deployment tool! If you're not familiar with the tool already, it is here to help you keep sites or servers in sync with IIS6 or IIS7, as well as migrate from IIS6 to IIS7. One of the key things we've worked on is the flexibility of the underlying framework, which you can see in the number of rules, the ability to configure dependencies and especially, the different providers that we support.
You can sync or migrate not only the configuration of a web site, but also it's physical content and any SSL certificates. We also allow you to create your own manifest and define an application the way that you choose. Does your application depend on an assembly in the GAC? Or a registry key? These can be added to the manifest.
Okay, enough about the tool, for everyone who has been waiting patiently for this latest release and given us excellent feedback in the forums, THANK YOU! Please give the tool a try and let us know what you think.
Listed below are the links for the download pages for each of the individual installation packages:
- 32-bit Installation Package:
- 64-bit Installation Package:
We've loaded this version with many great new features such as:
- PowerShell Support - We have PowerShell cmdlets so that you can integrate MS Deploy commands with PowerShell directly.
- Enhanced Dependency Checking - We have IIS7 dependency information listed, plus the ability to see where a dependency is being triggered from. For example, if you have a dependency on Windows Authentication, you can now determine where this is set in the configuration.
- Detailed Help File - We have a Help chm file included in the tool so that you can browse through all the functionality and flexibility offered by the tool, instead of looking through online walkthroughs.
And much more. :)
Please don't forget to check out the latest release notes available online at http://www.iis.net/Downloads/files/MSDeploy/beta1/msdeploy_readme.html for important known issues!
Thanks again, and many happy deployments,
-Faith Allington, Program Manager, and the entire Web Deployment team