Presenting IIS URL Rewriter 2.0

Optimizing Windows Server-based Web sites for search just got a lot easier now that the final release of IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 is available for download. The newest version of URL Rewriter takes URL simplification to the next level by enabling developers and site administrators to replace complex URLs generated by Web applications with simpler,…


Final Release of ASP.NET MVC 2 for Visual Studio 2008 Available Now

The final release of ASP.NET MVC 2 is now available for Visual Studio 2008/Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with ASP.NET 3.5. ASP.NET MVC 2 introduces extensible client-side validation, enhanced model validation, asynchronous controllers and several other key features, which all help developers quickly build rich Web sites and applications. Go here for more details and…


FastCGI for IIS6 and IIS5.1 has been released.

Today the IIS team released the FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1. This allows popular application frameworks that support the FastCGI protocol to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high performing and reliable way. FastCGI provides an alternative to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), a standard way of interfacing…


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Just Got Easy

del.icio.us Tags: IIS Today, Microsoft announced a monthly spotlight series, beginning with the SEO Toolkit, an extension for IIS. Start with the free download, review your website, and make changes fast. The SEO Toolkit with its detailed analysis and search engine friendly suggestions helps improve the relevance of your website in search results right away….


Microsoft, Open Source and the CodePlex Foundation

Today the CodePlex Foundation announced the addition of the Orchard Project to it’s ASP.NET Gallery. Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components using the ASP.NET platform. It’s first focus will be on delivering a .NET-based CMS application, and an extensibility framework allowing developers and customizers to provide…


Accelerate PHP Applications on Windows with the new Cache Extension

What is it? The Windows Cache Extension for PHP is a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extensions for PHP are enabled and loaded by the PHP engine – PHP applications can take advantage of the functionality without any…


Web 2.0 – What’s it all about?

Introduction Ask any ten people what Web 2.0 is and you’ll likely get ten different answers. Ask any ten business owners what it is, and you’ll likely get the same variety of answers – but one thing will be in common – they’ll all want to have a part of it, and they’ll all want…


Dream it: Build It: Grow It – With the Microsoft Web Platform

The Internet and the Web are hardly new, but, with the rapid change and rapid innovation that is happening almost daily, knowing how easy, or how hard it is to get content on the web is a constantly moving target. So, I’m starting this series of blog posts – on the theme of Dream It…


Optimize your web site for search engines using the SEO Toolkit

You can install the SEO Toolkit from the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. However, do note that the SEO Toolkit is a snap-in for the IIS Management Studio, so you will need to have IIS and its various tools installed on your PC in order to use the SEO toolkit. You aren’t restricted to scanning your…

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