NEWBIE: How prevalent is ClickOnce in business world?

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.)

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
my guess would be closer to 10-15% now with apps being moved over at a high rate.


.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.
BrianMc1958Author Commented:
Thanks a lot, folks!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.