Last year at ZendCon 2006, I was invited to be a part of the Microsoft and Zend announcement initiating technical collaboration with the PHP community to significantly enhance the reliability and performance of PHP on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. As part of this collaboration, the IIS product group has delivered a new component for IIS6 and IIS7 called FastCGI Extension which enables IIS to much more effectively host PHP applications.
If you're looking for the FPSE extensions for your Vista or Windows 2008 Server and IIS7, look no further than DownloadCenter. The team just released an updated package with support for installing on x64 (note: the FPSE extensions themselves have no been ported to 64-bit. They will, however, install on an x64 machine and run fine with 32bit AppPools.)
I did a TechNet radio interview last week and it is now published on the Web. It was a pretty fun interview and we covered a lot of ground including a brief history of IIS and my involvement with the product, some some of the behind the scenes development of IIS7 (project started more than 4 years ago!), my favorite features (so hard to choose!) and my thoughts on the future of the Web and IIS. Enjoy!
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