In IIS6 when creating a virtual directory it was possible to set the virtual directory to actually add as a redirect to another page or site. In IIS7 this is still possible however it needs to be achieved slightly differently. Lets take an example. Say you have a website and you are running a number of offers and would like to offer users the option of navigating to them through a short path such as domain/offer1, domain/offer2 etc then you would have in IIS6 set these Virtual Directories up with dummy Physical Paths, e.g. the root of the parent site, and set the option to redirect to a URL.
This afternoon I received an email from Microsoft telling me that I've been awarded the 2008 Microsoft MVP award for my efforts in the Internet Information Services Community over the past year. This is a great honour to be classified in the same group as the many other great MVPs who do great work throughout the community. I hope I can continue in the same way in the coming months and years.