November 11, 2010 News Thursday: PASS Summit and Tech•Ed Europe Special Edition

Q&A: Muglia Discusses the Latest News for Server and Tools For a snapshot of Server and Tools news over the last few weeks, take a look at the Executive Q&A with Bob Muglia on Microsoft News Center.   PASS Summit 2010 PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010 kicked off on Tuesday, November 9,… Read more

Improve Web User Experience with IIS SEO Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC

Today, Microsoft announced the releases of IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC – both extensions for IIS.   The IIS SEO Toolkit helps Web developers, hosting providers, and Web server administrators to improve their Web site’s relevance in search results by recommending how to make the site content… Read more

Provide a Better Web Site Experience with Faster Response Times

Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of IIS Application Warm-Up – an extension for IIS 7.5 that enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and… Read more

Six Ways to Help Customers Extend their Web Sites

Today, Microsoft announced updates to six important IIS Extensions: ·         IIS Application Request Routing 2.0 RC adds support to enhance disk based cache and cache proxy for content delivery networks while increasing Web application reliability and scalability through rule-based routing and load balancing of HTTP server requests. ·         IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit Beta2 helps… Read more

Microsoft Ignites New Opportunities for Web Professionals with the WebsiteSpark Program

Today in Amsterdam, Microsoft is making a couple of exciting announcements about the Web platform. First, Microsoft announced the launch of the WebsiteSpark Program, a new program designed to help business development for Web professionals. As the latest program in the ‘Spark’ family, including BizSpark and DreamSpark, the WebsiteSpark Program provides eligible Web professionals with… Read more

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta   Today, Microsoft is announcing the Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta – a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extension for PHP is enabled and loaded by the PHP… Read more

Download the New IIS SEO Toolkit Beta

Download the New IIS SEO Toolkit Beta   Today, Microsoft is announcing the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta – brand new tools that help Web developers, hosting providers, and server administrators improve their sites’ relevance in search results by recommending how to make them more search engine-friendly. The IIS SEO Toolkit includes three… Read more

Several Microsoft Products Receive Awards from Info Security Products Guide

Earlier this week, Info Security Products Guide, a leading publication on security-related products and technologies, announced the winners of the 2009 Global Excellence Awards. Three Microsoft solutions took first place in the following award categories: Category: Document Protection.  Winner: Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Category: Firewall Solution.  Winner: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006… Read more

MIX 09: New IIS Extension Releases

Today at the Microsoft event MIX09, we are announcing the availability of a number of new IIS Extension releases in addition to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta and the Windows Web Application Gallery. IIS Extensions add value to the Microsoft Web Platform by enabling Web developers, server administrators, and hosting providers to more… Read more

Announcing the final release of UrlScan 3.0 for Internet Information Services (IIS)

Today Microsoft released to the web UrlScan 3.0 for Internet Information Service (IIS) which is helping to correct and prevent possible SQL injection attacks.  UrlScan 3.0 is a security tool that restricts the types of HTTP requests that IIS will process. By blocking specific HTTP requests, the UrlScan 3.0 security tool helps to prevent potentially… Read more