Visual Studio® 2008 Web Deployment Projects - December 2007 CTP
For those of you that have not seen, Microsoft has released the Web Deployments Project add-in to Visual Studio 2008.
Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects is an add-in to Visual Studio 2008 which provides developers with advanced compilation and deployment options. A Web Deployment project is extensible, enabling web developers to create pre-build and post-build actions.
Web Deployment projects do not change the way Visual Studio 2008 Web Sites or Web Application Projects build. Instead, they take an existing Web project as input and generate a precompiled Web as an output. A Web Deployment project does not change the files in the source Web site project in any way either.
Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects has all the functionalities that Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects had. Developers can read more about this core functionality at “Using Web Deployment Projects with Visual Studio 2005”.
However, there are certain enhancements in this CTP, to learn more about this release, please visit the Visual Studio Web Developer Team Blog.
This CTP targets early adopters of the Microsoft technology, platform, and tools offerings. It enables developers to experience the upcoming tool improvements. This release is also specially targeted for the developers who have been using Web Deployment Projects with Visual Studio 2005 and would like to use the functionality with Visual Studio 2008.
This CTP release is available in English only.
Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0FF6B63F-F79D-4590-B619-A2A4E06820F0&displaylang=en