Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dispatch

One of the missing features of Visual Studio 2005 is the ability to take a project and deploy it to a ftp-site. I had created some scripts in the past to do this and they worked pretty well but they required several other pieces of software to be installed and they were very fragile. Now along comes Dispatch. Currently in beta this is a plug-in for Visual Studio that simplifies the whole process. With almost point and click ease of use one can now deploy their VS solution. One feature I wish they had is the ability to support a dev-staging-release setup that many web-sites have but hopefully this will be in the final version. Please check it out.