Issue 1

Agenda

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

Introduction

Welcome to the January 2011 edition of IIS Community Newsletter.  My goal is to bring a community perspective and share information happening in the IIS Community.   I hope you find the newsletter informative and helpful in keeping up-to-date.  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 or join our WIKI @ http://www.iislogs.com/wiki/  

Thank you,
 
Steve Schofield
Windows Server MVP - IIS
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Announcements

IIS Express 7.5
This is a simple and self-contained version of IIS 7.5 that is optimized for developers.  You can run IIS Express 7.5 as a non-Administrator!

Great tips for Devs by Scott Guthrie
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2011/01/03/vs-2010-sp1-beta-and-iis-developer-express.aspx

Download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=abc59783-89de-4adc-b770-0a720bb21deb

WebFarm Framework 2.0 - RTW

The IIS Team has released to web WebFarm Framework 2.0.  This free download is designed to help administrators who manage farms of servers provision content, settings and more.    Check out all the benefits of this great add-on!

Announcement
http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2011/01/21/web-farm-framework-2-now-available-for-free-download.aspx

Download / IIS.net Homepage
http://www.iis.net/download/WebFarmFramework

Product Highlight - Windows Server 2008 Media Services

Windows Media services has been part of the Windows for a while.  A few years back Media Services was incorporated to the IIS team.  Since then, there have been a few revisions to the product making it an awesome edition.  The best part of the product it's a FREE!

Description
Microsoft Windows Media Services 2008, a free download for all versions of Windows Server 2008, is a scalable, reliable and affordable streaming media server for delivering live and on-demand content over the Internet or an intranet to Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Media Player.

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

Product FAQ
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff383237(WS.10).aspx

Discussion Forum
http://forums.iis.net/1145.aspx

Product Manager Blog
http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno/

Community Highlight

NEBytesNorth East Bytes - Microsoft Technology Usergroup in the North East of England.  I hope one day I get to attend a session!

Homepage
http://www.nebytes.net/

About
North East Bytes (NEBytes) is a User Group covering the North East and Cumbrian regions of the United Kingdom. We have technical meetings covering Development and IT Pro topics every month.

Coordinators
Andrew Westgarth - MVP
Jonathan Noble - MVP
Ben Lee
Damien Foggon

More information
http://www.nebytes.net/page/about.aspx

Community

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

IIS Brasil
http://iisbrasil.wordpress.com

Configuring IIS on 64Bit Windows 7 to Work with the Access 2007 OLEDB Driver
http://blogs.netconnex.com/2009/08/configuring-iis-on-64bit-windows-7-to.html

Use Process Monitor, filter w3wp (IIS) processes
http://www.iislogs.com/articles/processmonitorw3wp/

Webfarm Tips / Tricks
http://weblogs.asp.net/steveschofield/archive/2011/01/05/webfarm-performance-tips.aspx

Targeting the .NET Framework Version and Bitness with AppCmd http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2010/12/14/targeting-the-net-framework-version-and-bitness-in-appcmd.aspx

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!

Forums by IIS.net
http://forums.iis.net

IIS Discussion forums on ASPFree.com (nice to see this forum still active!)
http://forums.aspfree.com/microsoft-iis-12/

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

IIS Administrators on Linked In
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1737677

Twitter Alias
Steve Schofield
@SteveSchofield

Andrew WestGrath
@apwestgarth

Scott Forsyth
@ScottForsyth

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