Category Deployment

Creating an ASP.NET Core Docker application and deploying to Azure

This blog is a simple step through, which creates an ASP.NET Core Docker image using Visual Studio 2017, deploys it to Docker Hub and then deploys the image to Azure. Thanks to Malte Lantin for his fantastic posts on MSDN. See the links at the end of this post. Code: https://github.com/damienbod/AspNetCoreDockerAzureDemo 2017.02.03: Updated to VS2017 […]

Windows Service with Self Hosted Wep Api 2

This is a simple example of a windows backend service which hosts a Web Api 2 service. The application is deployed using WiX. The application can then be used as a backend for a simple game with different UIs, for example an android App, MVC 5 web application, or an WPF UI application. The application […]

WiX installer with parameter configurations

This blog continues on from the previous WiX/installation/deployment blogs. WiX Installer for MVC4 Project WiX installer with PowerShell scripts Creating a silent msi for Semantic Logging OUT-OF-PROCESS service using WiX In all of these blogs, WiX was used to create the setup. This is a free tool which plugs into visual studio. When creating a […]

WiX installer for MVC4 project

This example shows how a MVC4 solution can be setup together with a WiX installation project. To create a msi installer for a MVC4 project, the solution needs to be built, then the web project must be published, the WiX project harvests the published output and creates an msi installer. The solution is configured so […]

WiX installer with PowerShell scripts

WiX is used to create installers. This tool is integrated into visual studio and can be used in any build process or for automatic deployment. No matter how good you software is, if you don’t have a good release/deployment process, you will reduce your client satisfaction and have extra costs for each deployment. This is […]

Metro Style App Windows 8 App deployment types

Option 1 – Store deployment, Application password safe, encryption Advantages Deployment is easy Disadvantages LOB app is deployed somewhere on the cloud App must be validated by Microsoft. Time it takes until app is published is unknown. Validation requirements unknown. Option 2 – domain deployment LOB Advantages Don’t have to deploy to the app store […]

Metro Style App Deployment to target Windows 8 Enterprise

On an enterprise sideloading enabled edition, the IT admins needs to verify: The PC is domain joined. The group policy is set to “Allow all trusted apps to install”. The app is signed by a CA that is trusted on the target PCs STEP 1 Add your app cert to the host PC STEP 2 […]