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Programing IIS website configuration properties

Where possible it is easiest to manage IIS web configuration properties for applications via the web config file, for ASP.NET web applications at least. However, while setting up automated deployments recently I came across a situation whereby the values in the <sessionState> needed to change per environment. I will point out that I think using session state is a bad idea but sometimes needs must. As I was using Octopus, my first approach was to “#{variable}” up the configuration. However, it soon became a pain to run locally as I had to consciously make sure that this wasn’t being overwritten…

Automated Deployments- An easy in with Octopus Deploy

Great news! Octopus Deploy is now offering a starter edition for small teams free! You can find their announcement here. Why is this great news? One of the key things that I have come to learn in the last few years is the importance of slick operation management. Lots of companies like to band around the word DevOps – but really it just automating things for our own sanity. Octopus Deploy has become a key player in deployments and has made my life so much easier. Deployments are a single click (well, a few clicks in some cases) and take…