R2: How Would You Manage Without It? 

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As many of you know, Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) is made available today to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with broader availability from Microsoft.com on May 5th. As our final broad test milestone before RTM, this really is the best chance for you to download Windows Server 2008 R2 and put it through Read more



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IIS Application Request Routing is Selected Winner in the Load Balancing Solution Category IIS URL Scan 3.1 is Selected Winner in the Web Filtering Solution Category Even though I stopped receiving sports trophies long ago, it still feels nice to win an award. And what better technology to receive a couple of awards then IIS? Read more


Secure, cross-company collaboration 

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Below is a new Microsoft video about a company called Exostar.  Using Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services, Certificate Server, and Forefront Security, Exostar enables global aerospace companies, such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce, to securely collaborate via hosted SharePoint Server 2007.  This is a good example of what we are calling “Business Ready Security.” Read more

Brand New Comprehensive Resource for IIS 7.0 

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After months of hard work, the IIS development team has put together a brand new technical reference on IIS 7.0 configuration. This vast library comprehensively details all IIS 7.0 configuration settings in Windows Server 2008, including configuration collections, elements, and attributes. You can sort the configuration settings alphabetically to easily find what you are looking Read more


URL Rewriter RTW and More IIS Extension Updates 

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Microsofties are often described as “work hard, play hard” types, and that can be no truer than when applied to the IIS team. Over the last few weeks, we have been out in force to deliver the good word about IIS 7.0 and IIS Extensions at conferences and gatherings around the globe, including TechEd Hong Read more


Web AI: Would You Like Apps with That? 

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Very recently, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) in Beta. If you remember, this is a tool that allows you to obtain and install Web server components, development tools and database technologies to implement an integrated Web platform for your development or hosting environment, and that provides end-to-end functionality Read more

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The Microsoft Web Platform Installer – One click to Install Them All 

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If you visited the new Microsoft Web Platform site yesterday, you would have noticed that we’ve performed a radical overhaul of the site, with a fresh new look and articles and media content aggregated from popular external and Microsoft sites. This new portal offers a central location for Web professionals to learn about the various Read more