Here are a few cool links I found today while catching up on my IIS reading:
In case you missed it, the IIS7 URL Rewrite extension is now licensed for production use in its final beta release. Deploy it today and get all the benefits from one of the most powerful IIS7 features around. Use it to clean up URLs, provide extension-less URLs, fix canonicalization issues with your site to improve search ranking, redirect incoming users and much, much more. This latest URL Rewrite release includes all new IIS Manager support for creating rewrite rules using templates, rule testing and more. Speaking of the URL Rewrite extension, check out these community links:
- CarlosAg wrote a really awesome post on how to make your IIS7 site search engine friendly (SEO) with IIS7 URL Rewriter. Barry Wise, who has written a lot about SEO, did a follow-up post on the topic for IIS
- Scott Hanselman writes about URL Rewriter as well on how he uses it to improve canonicalization including a scenario with ASP.NET MVC to remove trailing backslashes.
- One of the powerful new features of this URL Rewrite release is the support for URL Rewrite templates. Check out Daniel’s post on how to extend the URL Rewrite Template support
- RuslanY posted a walkthrough video of the URL Rewrite extension in action.
- If you’re looking for a URL rewrite solution for IIS5/6/7, check out Helicon Tech’s isapiRewrite solution
- The ASP.NET team announced MVC Preview 5 of the new ASP.NET MVC Framework. Download the link on codeplex.
- Also in the news, jQuery will now ship with with Visual Studio! This makes adding slick browser animations to ASP.NET applications a cinch.
- ScottGu links to a bunch of related community links on the MVC and jQuery news in his recent blog post.
- I’ve seen a lot of ASP.NET developers use wildcard script-mapping with IIS 6.0. As they move to IIS7, questions pop-up about whether *scriptmap is still supported, and how it relates to the new IIS7 integrated pipeline which allows .NET modules and handlers to run natively inside IIS’ core HTTP processing engine. RuslanY wrote an excellent article on this topic titled, wildcard script mapping and IIS 7 integrated pipeline
- Tobin posted the source code up on codeplex for his very popular IIS7 logging UI which he released for Vista RTM (Vista SP1 now includes logging UI support by default). This is a good example of how to build UI extensions for IIS Manager
- Tess wrote an in-depth post on how to diagnose performance issues using Failed Request Tracing and AppCmd.
- TrainSignalTraining wrote a nice tutorial series on how to install WordPress on IIS7 in two parts (part 1, part2)