Web Deployment Projects and Visual Studio 2008

I have been working a lot with Web Deployment Projects and even wrote articles on it, so I wanted to have a look at what comes with VS2008.
It appears that unlike what I thought, Web Deployment Projects will not be part of VS2008.

According to the Web Development Tools Team's blog:
"We are planning to release and update of Web Deployment Projects for VS 2008 sometime shortly after VS2008 ships.  At the moment we don't have anything available."
http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2007/07/27/visual-studio-2008-beta-2-silverlight.aspx

According to Scott Guthrie:
"They [Web Deployment Projects] will definitely work with VS 2008 at somepoint - although I suspect we need to release a new rev of them that registers on VS 2008."
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/07/26/vs-2008-and-net-3-5-beta-2-released.aspx#3295301

If you think Web Deployment Projects are important enough to be part of the final version of Visual Studio 2008 instead of being just an add-on you can vote for feature: "Include Web Deployment Projects in release of Visual Studio 2008" on Connect:
http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=293511

Published Thursday, September 13, 2007 4:39 AM by pluginbaby

Comments

Thursday, September 13, 2007 3:23 AM by lkempe

# re: Web Deployment Projects and Visual Studio 2008

Yeah I agree it is important that it is included so they got my vote too. I hope it is not too late, because I am using it extensively. Deploying from Visual Studio is so cool.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 1:24 PM by Scott Galloway

# re: Web Deployment Projects and Visual Studio 2008

I voted on this too, my feeling is that it's a glaring omission for VS.NET. Hopefully the team isn't too far along (after beta 2 is pretty far along!) to include this!