Version 1.0 of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is out since yesterday. The Web PI offers an easy way to download and install all the latest version of the Microsoft Web platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 7.0, SQL Server 2008 Express, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1.
By downloading and installing the Microsoft Web PI you will always have the latest version of the components, as this tool will check whether updates to the different tools are available.
It’s compatible with Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Also worth noting is the Microsoft Web Applicaton Installer (Web AI) currently in in Beta which allows you to quickly install a set of open source ASP.NET and PHP applications. The tool will check for required pre-requisites as well.