FastCGI for IIS… get ready for Single Platform Bliss!!

As most of you have probably heard by now a few weeks ago there was a major announcement from our IIS team about the release of FastCGI for IIS, a new component for Internet Information Server that will act as a replacement to the current CGI processor.  The main thrust of this project is to…

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SQL Server Hosting Toolkit

For all of the Hosters out there that are offering shared Data Hosting via SQL Server 2005, the SQL Server Group here at Microsoft if developing a toolkit to empower you to deliver a better hosting experience. The SQL Server Hosting Toolkit is currently comprised of two tools, the Database Publishing Wizard and the Database…

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On-Demand Webcasts

  For those that may not know, there are some great on-demand webcasts available online at Microsoft.com.  These webcasts are an easy way to learn more about Microsoft technologies that can benefit you as hosters and service providers.  The learning levels range from 100 – 400.  Level 100 webcasts provide an entry point to new technologies you…

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Windows Deployment Services – Microsoft’s next generation out-of the box server and client purposing solution

  Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is Microsoft’s newest server and desktop purposing (building machines) solution. Essentially, WDS is Longhorn Server replacement to Remote Installation Services. WDS will leverage new deployment technology such as Imaging, IBS and WinPE. In addition, it will feature a remote boot capability for Pre-Install Environment (WinPE) and a Plug-in model for PXE…

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