There is no formal build and publishing process for Websites in Visual Studio 2010, it is really a set of files and folders. If you use the web site templates while creating a project in Visual Studio 2010 then publishing experience is vastly different from what available on web application projects. New updates have been released for improving publishing experience in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012 as part of the Windows Azure SDK release. The new publishing features are available for both website and web application projects. This post walk-through the new publishing features available in Visual Studio 2012 by creating and publishing a new website.