Today, we released the FastCGI for IIS 6.0 RTM on Microsoft Download Center.
It was quite a journey - come read about the RTM release and the history of what it took us to get there at http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/11/12/FastCGI-for-IIS-6.0-is-released-on-Download-Center.aspx.
The “Request is not available in this context” exception is one of the more common errors you may receive on when moving ASP.NET applications to Integrated mode on IIS 7.0. This exception happens in your implementation of the Application_Start method in the global.asax file if you attempt to access the HttpContext of the request that started the application.
Learn more about why this happens and how to work around it to start enjoying the benefits of ASP.NET Integrated mode for your application: http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/11/10/Integrated-mode-Request-is-not-available-in-this-context-in-Application_5F00_Start.aspx.
The IIS 7 configuration system contains 50+ configuration sections (100+ if you count .NET Framework configuration), 477 attributes, and 57 collections. This can make it pretty challenging to figure out exactly what IIS 7 configuration section needs to be used to turn on some particular behavior, and then exactly syntax the configuration in that section should follow.
This is not typically an issue for me, because I can write most IIS configuration from memory. But, what if you didn't spend the past 4 years developing IIS7?
Learn some tricks for demystifying the IIS7 config at http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/11/01/IIS7-configuration-sections-exposed.aspx.