This past week in LAs Vegas Microsoft held the Mix Conferences and a number of big announcements were made at the event. Mix is for developers and graphical professionals so what possible announcements could come from this conference that impact IT Pro’s you may ask….well remember that every custom application or web site runs on top of infrastructure.
Microsoft has created a new FTP service that has been completely rewritten for Windows Server 2008. This new FTP service incorporates many new features that enable web authors to publish content better than before, and offers web administrators more security and deployment options. This new FTP service supports a wide range of features and improvements, and the following list contains several of the improvements in this version:
x64 FTP Service @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ffb7c167-279e-48d3-8169-dea85784c4d1.
x86 FTP Service @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b7f5b652-8c5c-447a-88b8-8cfc5c13f571.
The modules of the Administration Pack are a toolset to help you be more productive when using IIS Manager. Functionality varies from increased configuration editing capabilities to configuring FastCGI settings on your server.
Configuration Editor - The configuration editor module will help you manage your configuration files. This tool is available for server administrators only. It allows you to edit any section, attribute, element or collection in your configuration file. In addition to editing these values you are also able to lock and unlock them. The configuration editor also allows you to generate scripts based on the actions you take as well as search the file to see where values are being used.
UI Extensions - UI Extension modules allow you to manage existing features through IIS Manager.
x64 Admin Pack @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b74e3b35-b77c-4191-9ac4-8307423d09ec
x86 Admin Pack @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc9b9f0f-830e-409c-a211-dcea1b4d9860
The PHP on Windows Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. The March RC1 release includes the following:
PHP & SQL Server Demos
Hands On Labs
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c8498c9b-a85a-4afa-90c0-593d0e4850cb.
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