Saturday, May 27, 2006
The other day I watched the .NET Show on MSDN featuring IIS 7. The 1.5 hour video demonstrated some of the new features. I have highlighted some of them below.
- New Admin GUI makes it easy to administer your IIS configuration settings
- Componentized and modularized configurations/installation which enables administrator and IT Pros to install the features that they want
- Plug additional modules directly into IIS Configuration using HTTP Module and HTTP Handlers -- a feature previously allowed for ASP.NET
- XML based configuration settings makes it easier to deploy IIS settings across many servers
- Delegate IIS Admin tasks to website developers to give them control on their websites enabling them to administer common IIS configuration settings for their web applications
- Quickly allows you to diagnose and resolve any application errors
- Manage IIS and ASP.NET configuration from a single admin tool that features different modules such as HTTP Handlers, Delegations, Custom Errors and so on.
- Friendly error messages in the browser and steps to resolve any configuration errors
- Using Code Access Security, forms authentication can be set on any file-types other than ASP.NET files only
- New diagnostic capabilities such as Failed Request Tracing allows you to monitor your web application for error codes or time taken to process a request and log tracing information of these request.