NEWBIE: How prevalent is ClickOnce in business world?

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
Dear Experts,

I have been checking out ClickOnce for possible use by my company to distribute it's products.  I would assume we would still ship one copy of our product to our customer sites, who would then make it available on their server.  I'm trying to find out how well-known ClickOnce is in the business world, among the people how would actually do the distributing at their sites.  Could anyone take a guess at a percentage?  10%?  75%?  (This would be among Windows-based shops only.)

Question by:BrianMc1958
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    My two cents.

    I haven't seen any commercial offerings that have deployed their applications this way.

    HOWEVER, we are just making the in-house transition to 2005 and I plan to do most if not all of our deployments using this methodology.  It has worked out great so far.
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    my guess would be closer to 10-15% now with apps being moved over at a high rate.


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    .NET 2003 has a "No Touch Deployment" concept, that I've used for a couple of things, but generally speaking, my impression is that most people never even knew it existed.

    The ClickOnce approach in .NET 2005 has been given more attention and it works very simply and easily which I think will make it a strong contender in deployment strategies.  I can even imagine it, someday, being the most prevelant approach in use.

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    Thanks a lot, folks!

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