The purpose of this article is to assist you in preparing your ASP/.NET website(s) for our upcoming Cloud Sites maintenance.
NOTE: These changes support Microsoft's scheduled end-of-life date for .Net 3.5 and Visual J sharp of July 12th, 2011.
NOTE: For a list of known issues and breaking changes for ASP/.NET within .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1, please click here.
While we don't expect any downtime or disruption, we wanted to reach out to you to provide adequate notice to allow you to make any necessary changes that may be needed due to the upgrade of .Net Service Pack 1 or the removal of Visual J# support.
You can check to see what cluster your website(s) are on by viewing the Staging URL.
You can test the upcoming changes by simply creating (provisioning) a new "testing URL". If you need assistance with creating a new testing URL, please visit the article, Adding A New Website. Once you have setup your "testing URL", you will now want to move a copy of your current site to the testing domain. You can do this by copying your website from the live site, and then loading the copy to the new, testing domain.
Once you have created your new testing domain and moved a copy of your website(s) over to it, you can now view your website on clusters that are already using the MYSQL .net connector 5.2.5, running .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 and no longer carry support for Visual J#. At this time, you may need to make modifications to your site to ensure its functionality. A few additional things to consider:
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