Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS
Visual Web Developer Team posted an interesting post on their blog today. It gives a short description of how web deployment scenarios will be handled in Visual Studio 2010. Of course including deployment of database, IIS settings and transformation of the Web.config file.
Personally, I am really excited to see these features in VS 2010. It will definitely be better than FTP deployment because it will be able to handle a lot of scenarios like IIS settings, web.config changes depending on the environment (release, debug, staging, production, etc.), database changes, GAC, etc. If you want, you may go ahead and give it a try, it is a Beta 2 release though.
P.S.: Currently, only web application projects are supported. According to the team, they are considering to support web site projects and pre-compilation scenarios in the future.