DiscountASP.NET and Microsoft Partner to Offer Free Hosting for Developers to Experience Next-Generation Web Application Deployment Using Microsoft Web Deployment Tool

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DiscountASP.NET and Microsoft announce a partnership to offer a free open beta sandbox hosting program for testing the next-generation Web Deployment Tool from Microsoft. This program is designed for developers to experience and provide feedback on next-generation web application packaging and deployment scenarios.

One of the common technical support issues that our team receives is from customers who have a working web application on their local development computer which fails to function properly when deployed on our production web hosting environment. The new Web Deployment tool makes deploying applications easier.

DiscountASP.NET , a leading innovator in Windows Server 2008 hosting, and Microsoft announce a partnership to provide a free sandbox hosting program for testing the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool. This program is designed for developers to get early experience with and provide feedback on next-generation web application packaging and deployment scenarios.

This partnership and beta program was unveiled on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the Professional Developers Conference 2008 in Los Angeles during the session entitled, "Deploying Web Applications with IIS 7.0 and the Web Deployment Tool."

"One of our goals with the new Web Deployment Tool and Visual Studio 10 was to improve the application deployment experience. We wanted to make it easier for developers to package their applications so that others could deploy them hassle-free to production environments." said Bill Staples, General Manager at Microsoft. "We are thrilled to work together with our hosting partner, DiscountASP.NET, to debut the latest Web Deployment Tool and to offer a sandbox environment so developers can get first-hand experience to test these new publishing scenarios."

The free Web Deployment Tool sandbox hosting program is offered as an open beta and is limited to the first 2000 people who register. The beta hosting account comes with 50 MB of disk space and 50 MB of SQL Server 2008 database space. Interested developers are welcome to sign up at http://labs.discountasp.net. The sandbox program will continue until March 31, 2009.

"One of the common technical support issues that our team receives is from customers who have a working web application on their local development computer which fails to function properly when deployed on our production web hosting environment. The new Web Deployment tool makes deploying applications easier." said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. "We are proud to work in partnership with Microsoft to help improve the web application deployment experience for developers."

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative global leader in Microsoft Windows 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 http://www.DiscountASP.NET

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