Monday, June 01, 2009

ASP.NET 4 Beta1 & MsDeploy RC1 Hosting for FREE

FREE is the word of the day…  Check out what all you can get for free:

Sounds interesting right!!… This is exactly what I just announced on our Team Blog…

Get ASP.NET 4 Beta1, VS 2010 Beta1 & MsDeploy RC1 hosting free!!

Although, before finishing off I need to pause and thank OrcsWeb and DiscountASP teams who have been hard at work since weeks now to get you FREE hosting accounts to try out the new technologies way before even “GO LIVE” license for them is available…

I personally want to thank

Takeshi, Frank, Aristotle and their team @ DiscountASP.NET

AND

Scott & WebTeam @ OrcsWeb

for all their hard work over last so many days, including weekends… As you can imagine setting up remote hosted accounts on brand new technologies while we are still making changes to them is not a simple task…  Just to give you a glimpse it takes from provisioning servers, setting up .NET 4.o, SQL Server, IIS, MsDeploy and dependencies, setting up security + provisioning all the individual accounts that you request, configuring automated emails with correct connection strings, auto generated + unique user ids, site names + passwords etc etc…  Then working for several days to make sure that automatic provisioning yeilds correct emails and correct security settings so that your webs work seamlessly…  This is in all honestly a lot of work and hats off to these folks to make all that work…

Gladly enough you do not need to do all that hardwork to try out all these things… All you need to do is below 3 things…

  1. Download VS 2010 Beta 1 for FREE from Microsoft download center
  2. Get a free hosting account from Get ASP.NET 4 Beta1, VS 2010 Beta1 & MsDeploy RC1 hosting free!!
  3. Follow the walkthrough Web 1-Click Publish with VS 2010

Do provide your feedback in comments here, or on Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 and ASP.NET 4 Beta1 Forum…  Also you can follow #1ClickPublish on twitter…

Hope you will enjoy the offer… 
-Vishal

3 comments:

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Vishal R Joshi said...

Hi Jeniffer, this trial offer is just to try out the new Asp.net 4 and VS 2010 technologies... They are not golive accounts to host your real world web sites... It is recommended not to use these accounts for real production web sites...

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