DevOps Deployment is based around build once, and deploy to multiple environments. DevOps Workbench Express Edition specifically targets the small organization with multiple personas. This supports your continuous delivery cycle to provide business value, and agility.
I give it 5 stars for fulfilling an immediate need for TFS 2012 users, myself among them. As I said elsewhere, given the importance that DevOps and within it, DSC have taken over the last two years, the Workbench and Deployment Explorer are a must-have tool for those involved in app deployment for TFS 2012. If you are using TFS 2013 you should adopt Release Manager, however Workbench is still a good way to get started with the general concepts behind DevOps (check the documentation).
See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2013/09/10/alm-rangers-devops-workbench-express-edition-beta-is-available.aspx for comparison usage matrix. In essence this out-of-band solution targets TSF2012 and is a reference solution for the guidance and the continuous pipeline book (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn449957.aspx). If you are targeting TFS2013 you should consider Release Management for Visual Studio 2013.
If not, where is 2013 version?
How does it package? I am desperate for a WiX replacement. I have literally written my own package and deployment solution for our product (we are a software vendor, with a remote deployable solution). I'm curious what this builds to? Do you get an .msi that is bundled somehow?
It looks workflow based, and you use wfexecute against a .XAML file. Could this be packaged and shipped to a customer? What would be the needed items in a "setup" program for this type of thing?