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  1. Make WebDeploy transactional

    When deploying a site, the previous version should continue to run. If the deployment fails, the site should continue to run on the previous version. If it succeeds, the switch should happen after publication is complete.

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      under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Secure/Better Smart Client Publishing

      I would like secure ftp publishing of applications as well as the ability to retry publishing a file if the upload fails

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        2 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • EnableMSDeployAppOffline - AppOfflineTemplate

        For WebDeploy you can specify <EnableMSDeployAppOffline> in the .pubxml file but this will generate a default app_offline.htm file that you cannot modify. Just provide an option for a template like <AppOfflineTemplate>

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          4 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A better Web Deploy authoring experience

          Make the Web Deploy authoring and packaging experience more powerful. Add editing support into VS to add custom deployment steps and control all the providers that WD supports.
          There is a lot of power in Web Deploy that most developers don't use since they rely in the default build steps and don't want to go through the hassle of authoring the Web Deploy packages manually.

          Ideally I want to right-click my project, choose "Add custom Web Deploy step" and do things like setup IIS bindings, create a registry key, register a certificate, set file permissions etc.

          Then when I build…

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            3 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the idea. I agree that this would be pretty cool.

            I’m not sure if you are aware but in VS2012 when you create a publish profile we save the file as .pubxml under Properties\PublishProfiles.

            I was thinking that we could have a .pubxml editor/designer. So the idea would be that if you wanted to fine tune your publish/package process you could edit the .pubxml file in that way.

            My only hesitation is that I’m not sure how many people would be interested in this. If we get a good amount of votes on this item we can do a deeper investigation on this.

          • WebDeploy parameters support for modifying the “additional provider settings” during deployment time

            This is a follow-up to a question I posted on stackoverflow @ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15145963/using-msdeploy-parameters-to-set-the-additional-provider-settings-in-a-web-dep

            It is not possible in Web Deploy 3.0 to use parameters to manipulate the "additional provider settings" during deployment time. I have a use case to modify the settings for the dbDacFx provider based on environment, such as "DropObjectsNotInSource" and "BlockOnPossibleDataLoss"

            <sitemanifest>
            <dbDacFx path="C:\Database.dacpac"
            DropObjectsNotInSource="False"
            BlockOnPossibleDataLoss="True" />
            </sitemanifest>

            This is not possible today, likely because the options are stored in a binary format in the attribute "MSDeploy.MSDeployProviderOptions" for the provider in the archive.xml file of the web deploy package. (This binary format appears to be a serialized…

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            • Make WebDeploy CRC check more efficient

              Now when we have MSDeployUseChecksum it works great in terms of precision but slow in terms of performance. This is a problem for a larger websites because it takes up to 4, 10, ... minutes to calculate the checksums.

              Here is the idea: combine time stamp checks with CRC.

              Algorithm: do a time stamp check first. Then do a CRC check for all found differences.

              This will improve performance for some frequent scenarios while keeping the precision.

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              • Make it easier to configure Web Publish Profiles

                I'd like to see a GUI for some MSBuild/Web Publish Target settings like: folder permissions (ACLs), blocking a folder from being overridden (e.g. upload folder containing user files), easy site backup before publish (to a zip file probably), etc.

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                  0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Dirk, I think this is a great idea. If you don’t already know the publish profiles are now stored as a part of your project under Properties\PublishProfiles. For this I was thinking that it would be good to have an editor for all the advanced properties if you double click the file.

                  The only thing that I’m not sure of is how many people would be interested in using this functionality. If we can get a good amount of votes on this item then I can use that to justify the work.

                • File System publish extensibility

                  Current the publish process from VS for FileSystem is different from the command line.

                  Because of this if you have customized your .pubxml for a File System publish to execute steps after publish they will not be executed.

                  We should have parity from command line and VS for FileSystem publish.

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                  • Add some check to publish action...

                    (In the publishing wizard) check that the destination folder are not a parent folder of current solution or current project, because if the user check the flag 'delete all existing files prior to publish' all files are deleted (hence also those of solution/project).

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                    • Add 'Publish Files' context menu item to files in pending changes window

                      In the pending changes window it would be great if I could select the files, right-click and select 'publish files' from the context menu.

                      This would open the publish dialog as normal and I could publish just the files that have changed.

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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • WebDeploy: Make use of zlib and use compression!!

                        One by one file copying is a dealbreaker. Please opt for zlib to compress the whole package, push the tarball, untar it on target and post the result back at once. We don't need one by one file transfer status.

                        At least provide an option for it, if people are dumb enough to realize what they don't need! It takes us MINUTES to publish the dam thing on our staging from other country.

                        zlib (http://zlib.net/) is used by the whole non-Microsoft world. Node and many other platforms and open software make use of it. It compiles fine on…

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                        • Extend Web Deploy to support MSI functions such as custom actions

                          With the removal of the Web Setup/Windows Setup projects from Visual Studio there is a gap in the application deployment process where web/windows solutions that need to perform additional installation tasks are difficult to implement.

                          The old technique was to write a web setup project (MSI) and then implement a custom action assembly that performed the additional work during installation time (such as custom event queues, installing windows services, modifying config files etc). Web deploy does not appear to have this functionality (it is not visible if it is there) which is important in an enterprise environment.

                          Also, the provided…

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                          • Make it easier to sign into an account when outside of the country of origin. Do you think I can remember old passwords? Security Qu is enuf

                            Make it easier to sign into an account when outside of the country of origin. Do you think I can remember old passwords? Security Qu is enuf

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                            • Step-by-step tutorial: MVC 5 C# + EF (database first) with Dependency Injection

                              I have followed the MVC 5 and EF 6 tutorials on MVA, but we need a continuation -- whether it's written or by video. When you auto-scaffold a controller from a model, it "just works" but it's also tightly-coupled. The existing "help" on the topic is fragmented, contradictory, and confusing with a whole lot of "you coulds" that stop just short of being useable for learning. A complete step-by-step from creating the MVC project to "your controller is now loosely-coupled and testable" would be an invaluable learning tool. Before you say, "But there are lots of resources out there," ask…

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