How to deploy ASP.NET Web Forms projects to a server.

These resources show how to deploy (publish) an ASP.NET Web Forms application. For deployment to Azure, start with the first two links in the list. For deployment to other hosting environments, start with the Overview article. For deployment to a third-party hosting provider, see the Web Deployment using Visual Studio tutorial series.
  1. Get Started with ASP.NET and Azure App Services

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

  2. Deploy a Web App in Azure App Service

    An overview of options for deploying ASP.NET and other web apps to Azure App Service Web Apps.

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

    This tutorial series shows how to make an ASP.NET web application that uses SQL Server (not SQL Server Compact) available over the internet by deploying it to a Windows Azure Web Site or a third-party hosting provider. Requires Visual Studio 2012 and the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update, or Visual Studio 2010. For information specific to SQL Server Compact, see ASP.NET Web Deployment with SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio .

  5. Build a Secure ASP.NET Web Forms App and Deploy to Azure App Services

    A long tutorial that shows how to deploy an ASP.NET application with a SQL database to Azure App Services. 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 App Services at the end.

  6. Web Application Projects versus Web Site Projects in Visual Studio

    There are some deployment differences between Web Site Projects and Web Application Projects. This topic explains the differences between the two project types.

  7. Deploying Web Site Projects in Visual Studio 2010 and Later

    This blog post announces that starting in Visual Studio 2010 the publish (deployment) features that had been limited to Web Application Projects (WAP) also work with Web Site Projects (WSP). Although most tutorial resources for Visual Studio 2010 and later use WAP examples, they apply also to Web Site Projects.

  8. Deploying Web Site Projects in Visual Studio 2008 and Earlier

    These tutorials explain how to deploy web site projects using Visual Studio 2008 or earlier versions. These tutorials are old and some of the content is obsolete even for Visual Studio 2008.

  9. 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.

  10. ASP.NET 4 - Enterprise Deployment Introduction (3 Tutorials)

    This set of tutorials describes tools and techniques you can use to deploy web applications in various enterprise scenarios.

  11. ASP.NET 4 - Enterprise Deployment Series 1 (11 Tutorials)

    This tutorial describes how to meet lots of the challenges you'll encounter when you manage the deployment of enterprise-scale web applications to development, test, staging, and production environments. The tutorial includes a reference solution together with a mixture of conceptual and task-oriented content to guide you through various common tasks and procedures.

  12. ASP.NET 4 - Enterprise Deployment Series 2 Configuring Servers (11 Tutorials)

    This tutorial will show you how to set up server environments to support one-click, or automated, website deployment and publishing in various different scenarios.

  13. ASP.NET 4 - Enterprise Deployment Series 3 Configuring TFS (7 Tutorials)

    This tutorial will show you how to configure Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 to build solutions and deploy web content to various target environments.

  14. ASP.NET 4 - Enterprise Deployment Series 4 Advanced Topics (9 Tutorials)

    This tutorial will show you how to perform various tasks that are required or desirable in a lot of enterprise deployment scenarios.

  15. ASP.NET Web Deployment - Recommended Resources

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

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ASP.NET Web Forms Books

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

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman