IIS’ Web Deployment Tool Beta 2 Released
The Web Deployment team had a big ‘coming out’ party yesterday at the PDC and announced immediate availability of a new Beta of the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool.
IIS7 Smooth Streaming Announced in Partnership with Akamai
I am excited to announce an innovative new IIS7 feature called “IIS Smooth Streaming”, which will be available as a free IIS7 extension when released, with a public beta planned for early next year. Read John’s post (IIS Media PM) about Smooth Streaming and feature/benefits you can expect to see. As part of the announcement, we’re pleased to have Smooth Streaming available first through the world’s biggest content delivery network provider – Akamai. Having a world-class partner like Akamai is a huge boost for this feature and ensures it will meet the demands of all customers big and small upon final release. Akamai put up a demo site of Smooth Streaming in action, check it out at http://smoothHD.com and tell us what you think!
Quick Install of the World’s Most Popular Web Applications on IIS7
A few weeks ago I announced the availability of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) in Beta. Web PI makes it easy to obtain and install the Microsoft Web Platform, including IIS, ASP.NET, Visual Web Developer Express, SQL Express and tons of other great IIS and other platform extensions in a single place. The Microsoft Web Platform provides everything you need to develop, deploy, host and operate powerful Web applications.
How to get MySQL and PHPMyAdmin working with IIS7 and Windows 2008
Almost every popular PHP app that you may want to run on IIS7 requires MySQL. I just ran across a couple of really great articles which provide step by step instructions for how to get MySQL and PHPMyAdmin running.
Community Links 10/11/2008: URL Rewrite, ASP.NET, Extensibility, Diagnostics, WordPress
Here are a few cool links I found today while catching up on my IIS reading:
Where to download and buy IIS7 and Windows 2008
I've heard several people ask where to buy IIS7 and Windows 2008. First, if you want to download and try before you buy, Microsoft has made Windows 2008 trial editions available, with just a few clicks and a live ID you can download them today.
If you are looking for the lowest cost, fully-featured Web server for the internet, look no further than Windows Web Server 2008, which is the enhanced version of Windows server specifically built for internet Web sites. It supports the full hardware specs of Standard Server (4 proc and 32GB RAM), has the full IIS7 Web Server feature-set, supports SharePoint and Windows Media Services, and even allows for local SQL Server installs to support Web applications. To compare it to other Windows 2008 editions, go here.
If you are ready to buy, Windows Web Server 2008 is available for purchase online and through all of the major OEMs. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of guy, check out NewEgg's listing for an OEM license here for $349, or purchase the full retail copy on Amazon for $429.
Once you've got Windows 2008 Web server installed on your PC/server, be sure to download the Microsoft Web Platform Installer to help you get IIS7, ASP.NET, SQL Server and even Visual Web Developer Express installed quickly!
Fast Download and Install of Microsoft's Web Stack: IIS7, ASP.NET, SQL Express, Visual Web Developer, and more...
Let's face it, getting Microsoft's Web server, framework and tools installed is much more painful than it should be. Visit 10 different web sites, download a dozen different packages, install them one at a time, and maybe in a few hours you are ready to get started. And then once you've got the stack installed, staying up to date and discovering new extensions is even more difficult. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just go to one place and get the whole stack, and stay up to date?