MS Deploy - Fundamentals If you aren’t familiar with this tool yet, you’re going to want to take the time to browse the documents and give it a try. It is one of the fundamental building blocks that IIS will be building on the next several years. In it’s current beta form, it can be used to: •Migrate entire servers or individual sites from one machine to another (IIS6 –> IIS7) •Sync Servers, Sites, and Applications (IIS6 –> IIS6, and IIS7 –> IIS7) •Create offline packages that can be used as backups, version control, and deployment units Visual Studio 10 Integration! The beta also provides support for ‘delegated’ publishing, which enables Administrators to grant control to developers and Web site owners to do the packaging and publishing without being a machine administrator. This is going to be a huge boon for Shared Hosters especially, allowing richer application publishing than ever before. DiscountASP.net, one of our close hosting partners, is offering 2000 free accounts as part of a limited Beta which allows you to try out this new functionality – sign-up today, availability is limited.