Microsoft is all set to release its new version of web server which is known as IIS Express. The IIS Express is a combination of Microsoft ASP.Net web server and IIS. This combination is to be integrated into the windows. This information was all revealed in a blog by Mr. Scott Guthrie, the vice president of Microsoft corporate .net developer platform.

IIS Express will soon be launched in the market

He further added that the IIS Express will soon be launched in the market but he didn’t give the exact delivery date of the product launch. He also did not speak about the final delivery target. He also said that this IIS Express is a very lightweight product which means it requires less than 10 MB to download and is installed at very fast speed. He also added that this product will not be requiring any administrator’s account to run the application and this product will have all the features like SSL, URL,rewrite, media support and all the remaining IIS 7.X modules which are required by the server. It will further install full IIS server. This new product of Microsoft is also suitable for windows XP as well as the other windows. This IIS Express will prove to be testing on many operating systems. It was contradicted that if IIS Express is just like any other product launched by the Microsoft, so it should be free.
Mr. Scott Guthrie made a statement that this product can be used with visual studio 2010 as well as 2008. It is also revealed that the company is planning to launch visual studio 2010 and visual web developer 2010 express during the end of this year.

The express version of IIS Express

Ted Neward, the independent consultant and software development expert commented on twitter that “tomcats. Net” was the express version of IIS Express. Tomcat is very popular java web server which is made by apache foundation. Doug rathbone, a web application consultant wrote in his blog that Microsoft is very much excited about its new project and this is the only reason why it is giving proper explanations and answers to its developers and bridging the gap between them so that they can have instant setup for the installation of IIS Express. He further said that the developers are very well aware of the drawbacks and limitations of visual studio web server and has an alternative to it as they have worked with such visual servers in the past.
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