DiscountASP.NET Launches Support for Microsoft Web Deployment Tool on Windows 2008 Hosting Platform

October 20, 2009 - Windows 2008 hosting leader, DiscountASP.NET announces support for Microsoft’s recently released Web Deployment Tool 1.0, also known as MSDeploy on their Windows 2008 hosting platform. The Web Deployment Tool significantly improves the web deployment experience for developers hosting at DiscountASP.NET. This tool allows developers to package their web application configurations and content, including databases, and to use the packages for both deployment and archiving.

With feature delegation support, DiscountASP.NET customers can deploy their application packages to the web and SQL servers using IIS Manager without requiring administrative privileges, including the ability to set folders as an application starting point. The tool also supports the management of parameter changes between development, staging and production environments, for example, updating of the database connection string. During application deployment only files that has changed is synchronized saving both time and bandwidth.

“Over the last couple years, Microsoft has focused on improving the web deployment scenario. Last year, in partnership with Microsoft, we offered a free Web Deployment Tool hosting sandbox for developers to test and provide early feedback on MSDeploy.” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “The launch of the release version of MSDeploy is a significant step toward hassle-free one-click application deployment. We are very pleased to have participated in this early effort and to make this technology available to our customers.”

To support this launch and improve the user experience with IIS Manager, DiscountASP.NET introduces a new tool in their hosting control panel to allow customers to enable MSDeploy access.

For more information on the Web Deployment Tool, visit: iis.net/webdeploymenttool.

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative global leader in Microsoft Windows 2008 hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET hosting and SQL Server database hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, DiscountASP.NET is one of the first hosting providers to offer Windows Server 2008 shared hosting. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET and SQL Server technology, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting. For more information, visit www.DiscountASP.NET.

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