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.NET Migration Case Study: Using ASP.NET to Build the beta.visualstudio.net Web Site

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

When the Web site used to collect customer feedback about the Visual Studio .NET beta needed an update, the Visual Studio team saw a good opportunity to implement, deploy, and showcase a real-world site using .NET technologies. This article covers the migration of the Web site, beta.visualstudio.net, from components written in Visual Basic 6.0 and ASP hosted on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 to ASP.NET and the .NET Framework. The choices of technologies to be incorporated, along with issues such as validation, security, and authentication, are all discussed. Both existing components and the new components written in JScript and ASP.NET that were used to migrate the site are also explained.

Jay Schmelzer

MSDN Magazine September 2001

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