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How to deploy ASP.NET MVC projects.

  1. Get Started with ASP.NET and Windows Azure

    A short tutorial that uses Visual Studio to create a simple ASP.NET application and deploy it to an Azure Website.

  2. How to Deploy an Azure Website

    An overview of options for deploying ASP.NET and other web applications to Azure Websites.

  3. Web Deployment Overview for Visual Studio and ASP.NET

    An overview of the tasks that are required to deploy a Visual Studio web project to a server or hosting service that makes the application available over the Internet.

  4. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure)

    E-book chapter that explains recommended patterns and practices for automating deployment of web projects to Azure or other cloud environments. Includes a section about automating deployment from source control.

  5. ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio

    A 12-part tutorial series that shows how to deploy an ASP.NET web application to an Azure Website or a third-party hosting provider, by using Visual Studio 2012. Includes tutorials on deploying to IIS on the local computer, Web.config transformations, deploying SQL Server databases, and command-line deployment. The sample application used in the tutorial is a Web Forms project, but the procedures all apply equally to MVC.

  6. ASP.NET Deployment - Recommended Resources

    More documentation resources about how to deploy ASP.NET web applications by using Visual Studio 2010 and later versions.

  7. ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio 2012 (12 Tutorials)

    A 12-part tutorial series that shows how to deploy an ASP.NET web application to an Azure Website or a third-party hosting provider, by using Visual Studio 2012. Includes tutorials on deploying to IIS on the local computer, Web.config transformations, deploying SQL Server databases, and command-line deployment. The sample application used in the tutorial is a Web Forms project, but the procedures all apply equally to MVC.

  8. Build a Secure ASP.NET MVC app with Membership, OAuth, and SQL Database, and deploy to an Azure Website

    A long tutorial that shows how to deploy an ASP.NET application with a SQL database to Azure Websites. Database deployment method is Entity Framework Code First Migrations. Most of the tutorial is about building the application; there's a section about deploying to Azure Websites at the end.

  9. Get Started with the Azure WebJobs SDK

    A tutorial that shows how to deploy a multi-tier ASP.NET MVC application that uses Azure Websites for the frontend and the WebJobs SDK for the backend.

  10. Get Started with Azure Cloud Services and ASP.NET

    A tutorial that shows how to deploy a multi-tier ASP.NET MVC application that uses an Azure Cloud Service web role for the frontend and an Azure Cloud Service worker role for the backend.

  11. Web Deployment in the Enterprise

    This series of 40 tutorials explains how to deploy enterprise-scale ASP.NET web applications to development, test, staging, and production environments. The tutorial set includes a reference solution together with a mixture of conceptual and task-oriented content to guide you through various common tasks and procedures. The tutorials were written for Visual Studio 2010, and some of the content is not accurate for later versions.

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ASP.NET MVC Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET MVC:

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

by Adam Freeman

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

by Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson, K. Scott Allen