Issue 1

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Announcements
  • Product Highlight
  • Community Highlight
  • Community Links
  • Forums
  • Social Media

Introduction

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 at info@iisnewsletter.com

Thank you,
 
Steve Schofield
Windows Server MVP - IIS
http://weblogs.asp.net/steveschofield
 
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Announcements

Expression Encoder 4 SP1 released with new IIS Smooth Streaming features
http://bit.ly/gkY0FM

Vote for future IIS Media Services features!
http://bit.ly/dLhlWO

New features in Web Deploy 2.0
The Web Deployment Tool simplifies migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites.
http://www.iis.net/download/webdeploy

Download
http://bit.ly/hyarou

Product Highlight - URL Rewrite 2.0

Description
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.  

Community Homepage
http://www.iis.net/download/URLRewrite

Product FAQ
http://ruslany.net/2009/04/10-url-rewriting-tips-and-tricks/

Discussion Forum
http://forums.iis.net/1152.aspx

Product Manager Blog
http://ruslany.net

Community Highlight

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.

Homepage
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brian_swan/archive/tags/link+list/

About
The main focus of Brian's blog is to provide technical content for PHP developers who are also using Microsoft technologies.

Coordinators
Brian Swan

More information
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brian_swan/about.aspx

Community

This section shares other IIS community efforts to highlight articles, blogs, tips/tricks shared by others.

Post your IIS related jobs @ Sign-up for notifications
http://www.iisjobs.com

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
http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2011/01/29/understanding-iis-bindings.aspx

The SSL Bindings Issue
http://bit.ly/gt24v0

Setting Host Headers for SSL Sites in IIS
http://bit.ly/hssWwn

An Intro to IIS URL Rewrite–plus redirecting URLs to www
http://bit.ly/iaruNT

Forums

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
http://forums.iis.net/t/1174844.aspx

Response HTTP Header Explanation by Wade Hilmo
http://forums.iis.net/p/1174924/1969271.aspx#1969271

Good Performance suggestions
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mcsuksoldev/archive/2011/01/19/common-performance-issues-on-asp-net-web-sites.aspx

General IIS Discussion forums
http://forums.iis.net

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 info@iisnewsletter.com or send me a direct message at http://www.twitter.com/steveschofield

Twitter Alias

Erick Albuquerque
@_ealbuquerque
http://twitter.com/_ealbuquerque

Muqeet Khan
@ma_khan
http://twitter.com/ma_khan

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