Welcome to the February 2011 IIS Community Newsletter.
We have received great feedback from our first newsletter.
If you have an article, tips/tricks, usergroup that involves
IIS or related technologies. Feel free to drop us a line
Windows Server MVP - IIS
Log archival solution
Install, Configure, Forget
Expression Encoder 4 SP1 released with new IIS Smooth
Vote for future IIS Media Services features!
New features in Web Deploy 2.0
Deployment Tool simplifies migration, management and
deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites.
Product Highlight - URL Rewrite 2.0
URL Rewrite Module is a powerful add-on available on IIS 7.0/5
that provides URL rewriting. The ability to import
Apache mod_rewrite rules, support Inbound and Outbound rules,
supports custom .NET rewrite providers are a few cool things.
URL Rewrite is a very cool and powerful
module. I have been recently learning how to use URL
Rewrite more in-depth, there is a lot to learn! I'd
suggest signing up for the URL Rewrite discussion forum and
track all threads posted. This is a great technique to
see how others are using URL Rewrite.
Product Manager Blog
When Microsoft released IIS 7.0, one of the surprise
announcements was support for PHP (
http://php.net ), an open source scripting
language to Classic ASP and ASP.NET. It's a great
effort to extend IIS to other developers. Brian
posts a weekly link list that has all kinds
of information. Definitely worth checking out.
The main focus
of Brian's blog is to provide technical content for PHP
developers who are also using Microsoft technologies.
This section shares other IIS community efforts to highlight articles, blogs,
tips/tricks shared by others.
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Web Pro-Series by Scott Forsyth - Scott is an
IIS MVP and active member sharing lots of techniques. He
has published recent videos recently on IIS.
Understanding IIS Bindings
The SSL Bindings Issue
Setting Host Headers for SSL Sites in IIS
An Intro to IIS URL Rewrite–plus redirecting URLs to
One of my favorite methods interacting with the community is answering
questions on discussion forums. It's amazing the questions posted and it's
an opportunity to learn something too! Here are a couple
tidbits posted by IIS Team members.
Classic Pipeline: Mixing Forms and Windows
Authentication) by Carlos Ag
Response HTTP Header
Explanation by Wade Hilmo
Good Performance suggestions
General IIS Discussion forums
Social Media related to IIS
Many community members share via Twitter.com and other outlets. Here are a few to get started! If you have a Twitter
account, Facebook page or something, please forward to
firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a direct