The New ASP.NET Site & a 2.0 Tip
One of our great first projects here at Telligent Systems has been to take up the ASP.NET website and:
- Update it to run on ASP.NET 2.0 B1
- Give it a bit of a facelift.
There's many little things we've learned along the way in this project (and I hope to capture more of these later), but one of the most important ones I've found so far has been the ability to install the 2.0 framework without affecting any other vroots installed on the server. In our case, we needed to install the 2.0 framework on the current www.asp.net server farm without upgrading the 1.1 vroots (i.e., the current site).
Fortunately for us, there's a great set of command line switches to do just that:
dotnetfx.exe /q:a /C:"install.exe /q /msipassthru MSI_PROP_BEGIN""NOASPUPGRADE=1""MSI_PROP_END"
This is pure greatness.
And, if you're interested in seeing what we're doing exactly, you can hit:
We're doing a nice and quiet “soft roll-out” this week while tweaking and suring things up. And, as you can see, it's only the home page at this point. But, you'll get the full site soon enough, I promise. ;)
So tell me, what do you think?