A First Look at IIS 7.0

The first information about IIS 7.0 has being released in an interview and there’ll be more about IIS 7.0 at the VSLive! 2005 conference.

“Microsoft’s next-generation Web server, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, isn’t due for release until Longhorn ships sometime in 2006. But it’s a good idea for Web developers to start thinking about the changes IIS 7.0 will bring, said Bill Staples, group program manager of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) and Web Platform and Tools Team, and Mary Alice Colvin, product manager for IIS and the entire IIS development team. In fact, the IIS 7.0 beta program is set to start sometime this year.

In a candid interview on the topic, Staples and Colvin discussed the coming changes (also see the sidebar, ‘Top 6 Features in IIS 7.0’ by Eric Deily, who will be talking about IIS 7.0 at VSLive! next week). The most important of these is the componentization of IIS. All of IIS’s functions will be specific components that you can turn on or off at your leisure. This means that when you install the Web server, you’ll be able to add only the functionality you need, one piece at a time.”

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