This article contains information about the Microsoft Deploying .NET Applications Lifecycle Guide
. This guide contains information about how to plan and to
implement the effective deployment of your Microsoft .NET Framework-based
applications (Framework applications).
If your organization is
developing Framework applications, you face the challenge of deploying these
applications efficiently and reliably throughout your environment. If you are
experienced in the area of deployment, some of the challenges will be familiar.
However, there are many new technologies in Framework applications and several
considerations that are unique to deploying them.
This guide describes
the experiences of both Microsoft and external consultants in the relevant
field to give you some of the best information that is available about
effective Framework application deployment. This guide provides information
about how to deploy all types of Framework applications by using a variety of
mechanisms, including no-touch deployment, and Microsoft Windows Installer
This guide discusses the deployment lifecycle from
planning applications through to maintaining applications. It also describes
how applications that are built on different versions of the Framework can
exist in side-by-side installations.
This guide is intended for anyone
who is responsible for deploying Framework applications. You do not need any
specialized prerequisite knowledge to use this guide.
The Deploying .NET Applications Lifecycle Guide
is organized in four chapters, as follows:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter introduces you to the guide and summarizes the
chapters that the guide contains. This chapter also examines the nature of
Framework applications and the .NET Framework, and discusses how to deploy the
.NET Framework. By using the information that is provided in this chapter, you
can start to plan the deployment of your Framework applications.
- Chapter 2: Planning the Deployment of .NET Framework-based
There are many planning considerations that you must take
into account before you determine how to deploy your Framework applications.
The information that this chapter contains may help you to make informed
decisions about how to deploy your Framework applications.
- Chapter 3: Implementing the Deployment of .NET
Generally, you may find that deploying applications by using
the .NET Framework is much easier than deploying applications in earlier
development environments. However, some Framework applications are very
complex. Use the advice that appears in this chapter to deploy these
applications effectively to your environment.
- Chapter 4: Maintaining .NET Framework-based
To deploy applications successfully in a relatively simple
environment is one thing; to deploy those applications in environments where
other applications already exist, and to maintain those applications through
multiple upgrades is quite another. This chapter helps you to deal with the
conflicts that you may experience between different applications. This chapter
also helps you to deal with any difficulties that you may experience when you
try to update your applications.
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