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  • Blog Post: But Wait – There’s More! IIS 7.0 Extensions.

    It might seem like a distant memory now, but when we launched Windows Server 2008 back in February, we made a big deal about the next-generation Web platform included with it: Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 . We spent a lot of time talking about how IIS 7.0 was redesigned in many fundamental...
  • Blog Post: SBS myths dispelled...by "Tom"

    In the course of talking to many Microsoft partners and customers, the Windows Small Business Server team has learned that there are sometimes misperceptions about the product, in many cases based on experiences with the earlier versions of SBS. In hopes of dispelling some of these "myths," the team...
  • Blog Post: IIS Extensions: Application Request Router RTW and Dynamic IP Restrictions Beta

    The old IIS Extensions train keeps on rollin’. Last month we hit RTW with the Web Platform Installer V1.0 (Why do we call it V1.0? Just wait until you see V2.0) and as you know, Web PI is the one-stop shop for discovering, downloading and installing the various components of the Microsoft Web Platform...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.com Now Running Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    Do you remember the tale of the Windows Server 2008 “Lone Server” ? Maybe it was read to you as a bedtime story as a change from “Mommy, Why Is There a Server in the House?” There he was, this poor Windows Server 2003 server, all alone in a server farm of Windows Server 2008 machines. Out-of-date. Out...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell and Windows Server “Longhorn”

    Last Tuesday in front of over 4000 attendees, Jeffrey Snover and Bob Muglia announced the release of Windows PowerShell 1.0 RTW at IT Forum. Windows PowerShell is the new command-line shell and scripting language for Windows system administration. You may have heard that Exchange Server 2007 leverages...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Reaches the RTM Milestone!

    The acronym stands for Release to Manufacturing, and it means this latest release of Windows Server 2008 R2 is now blessed by engineering as ready for the manufacturing process. We're talking final code. Sun shining, birds singing, children dancing in the streets. With evaluation software available...
  • Blog Post: RECEIVE A PROMOTIONAL COPY OF WINDOWS WEB SERVER 2008!

    You read that right. All MIX09 attendees will receive a fully functional copy (the real deal) of Windows Web Server 2008 at no cost. That’s nearly a $500 value! Windows Web Server 2008 is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 hits the bookshelf

    Well, it won't be in book stores for another week, but you can now pre-order "Introducing Windows Server 2008" from Amazon.com . MVP and technical author Mitch Tulloch wrote the book with the help of a whole bunch of experts from the Windows Server division. Here's an excerpt from Mitch's post : ...
  • Blog Post: URLSCAN 3.0 RTW: DOWNLOAD TODAY

    In June of this year, we released a beta version of UrlScan 3.0 , which can help mitigate SQL injection attacks . Today, we’re happy to announce the final release of UrlScan 3.0 for Internet Information Services (IIS). UrlScan 3.0 is a security tool that restricts the types of HTTP requests that...
  • Blog Post: Summer's Here and So Is the June 2007 CTP

    MSDN and TechNet subscribers - get your shorts on and your skateboards out!! Windows Server 2008 Technical Beta participants - slip into those bikinis and hit the pool!! That's right - the June 2007 Community Technology Preview of Windows Server 2008 is here! Okay, so maybe the sunshine has had an...
  • Blog Post: Server Core: Best Practice for Applications on Windows Server

    I have been talking with a number of customers, CSOs, CIOs and industry professionals over the past few weeks and I realized that the availability and benefits of using the Server Core option of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 was not as widely known as I think it should be. Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: R2: How Would You Manage Without It?

    As many of you know, Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) is made available today to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with broader availability from Microsoft.com on May 5th. As our final broad test milestone before RTM, this really is the best chance for you to download Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 May Webcast Series

    Please join us for this 8-part series webcast for Windows Server “Longhorn" Beta 3 in May. Webcasts will kick off with an overview of what is new in Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3. In addition, this Windows Server “Longhorn” series includes webcasts on Cluster Validation, Internet Information Services...
  • Blog Post: Two New Extension Updates for IIS 7.0 Available

    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about IIS Extensions – new functionality for IIS that comes directly from the development team on a continuous basis. Well this week we have two more pre-release Extensions available, and each is a “Go Live” release candidate, meaning that they have reached the last milestone...
  • Blog Post: Improve Web User Experience with IIS SEO Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC

    Remember the scene in Diehard when he shoots the glass? That was cool. What’s even cooler is now you can fine tune your Web site for the search engine, thus improving the experience for your Web users. Today, Microsoft announced the releases of IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit RTW and...
  • Blog Post: MIXing IT UP: Announcing Web PI V2, IIS Extensions and More

    They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas , but there’s no way we can keep to ourselves what was announced this morning here at MIX09 . At our annual conference for Web developers and designers, Corporate VP Scott Guthrie , who runs our .NET Developer Platform group, unveiled a host of new...
  • Blog Post: Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta

    Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta Perhaps you are a Web Developer or a Web Hoster who on the one hand likes PHP. But on the other hand you like Windows. It’s OK. It’s not a contradiction. Now you can run your PHP applications even better on Windows. It’s also OK to tell your...
  • Blog Post: Increase Web Application Scalability and Reliability with ARR 2.0 RTW

    Today, Microsoft announced the final release of IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0 RTW . Customers - such as hosting providers, Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers, and IT Professionals are changing the way they do business as a result of ARR 2.0. ARR 2.0 delivers cost savings, elastic...
  • Blog Post: World IPv6 Day and IIS 7

    Wednesday June 8 2011 is World IPv6 Day and there will be plenty of representation by IIS7 on the Windows Server side. From Microsoft we will have participation in this event by Microsoft.com , Bing.com and Xbox.com ; all of which run IIS7 web servers on their front end. Using IPv6 with IIS7 is trivial...
  • Blog Post: IIS WINS TWO NETWORK PRODUCTS GUIDE READER TRUST AWARDS

    IIS Application Request Routing is Selected Winner in the Best in Load Balancing Category IIS URL Rewriter is Selected Winner in the Best in URL Filtering Category If you like blue ribbon-winning chocolate chip cookies, send me some. If you like award winning technologies that can help your business...
  • Blog Post: Provide a Better Web Site Experience with Faster Response Times

    Have you ever hummed the Jeopardy theme song while waiting for a Web site to download - even on a high-speed Internet connection? Sometimes the problem is OUT of your control – whether it is an Internet traffic jam, scheduled maintenance, or some other unknown cause for a delay in receiving your request...
  • Blog Post: Secure, cross-company collaboration

    Below is a new Microsoft video about a company called Exostar . Using Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services, Certificate Server, and Forefront Security, Exostar enables global aerospace companies, such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce, to securely collaborate...
  • Blog Post: UrlScan 3.0 Beta and Tools to Help Mitigate SQL Injection Attacks

    Microsoft published a Security Advisory today providing information for developers and Web administrators on ways in which they can mitigate and prevent SQL injection attacks . As you might have seen, there was a spate of such attacks in late April and it caused quite a few headaches for administrators...
  • Blog Post: IIS RECEIVES TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

    IIS Application Request Routing is Selected Winner in the Load Balancing Solution Category IIS URL Scan 3.1 is Selected Winner in the Web Filtering Solution Category Even though I stopped receiving sports trophies long ago, it still feels nice to win an award. And what better technology to receive...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 3 Chat

    Here is your chance to interact with Microsoft experts in an online text based Q&A in real time. On May 8 th , 2007, join Bill Laing-General Manager for Windows Server, Iain McDonald-Director of Windows Server Program Management, Alex Hinrichs-Group Program Manager, Joseph Landes-Director of Product...