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Eric Deily - IIS 7 preview

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Eric Deily, program manager on the IIS 7 team, talks about some of the things that excite him about IIS 7. IIS (Internet Information Services) is Microsoft's Web server. He says "bbbbwwwwaaaacccchhhhh" to the point that IIS isn't secure.

The IIS.Resources.com site is tracking IIS 7 details here. Damon Gentry, on his blog, says IIS 7 will totally rock.

Speaking of which, Eric will be at the PDC, and says the IIS team has a ton of content planned. Oh, and the early bird pricing has been extended to July 30.

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  • Good video but I feel the title is somewhat misleading, it should be called Eric Deily - On IIS 7 as there is no preview of any kind.
  • For a second I read it as IE 7 Preview.  Wow, I'd be all over that if you could show that...anyway, back to my Firefox browser. 

    Well, it seems like there's a serious lull in C9 videos.  Checking the RSS feed has not yielded any new videos for awhile.  Just a few here and there.

    It's fine if you're taking a break with the videos (or cutting down on the frequency), but just give us a little heads-up, OK?
  • Nata1Nata1 .Search - Google Appliance killer
    Yeah gee wiz Tongue Out at least you guys could let us know

    I'd like to see some videos of the ordinary folk on campus - Janitors, electricians, etc.

    some maintenance guys

    Or do PMs clean the place up?
  • I'd like to see a video of you guys inviting MVPs to the Microsoft Campus and then pelting them with rotten eggs ... Just a little dream I have  ...
     
    What did you say, Scoble was a MVP? Opps, well get him first then. Tongue Out
  • scobleizerscobleizer I'm the video guy
    dantheman: sorry about the reduced posting quantity lately. We're back on track and will deliver one video a day for a while. We've posted five videos in the past two business days.

    Sorry about the misleading headline.
  • Hmm ... that was definitely more of a 'bwaaargh'. Tongue Out

  • HarlequinHarlequin http:/​/​twitter.​com/True​Harlequin
    Nata1 wrote:
    Or do PMs clean the place up?


    From all of the videos I've seen, everyone there is a Project Manager.

    I'm sure there's a PM of Sanitation there Smiley

    But to stay on topic, IIS7 looks pretty sweet. And you can't say these Microsoft folks don't look stoked Smiley
  • dantheman82 wrote:
    For a second I read it as IE 7 Preview.  Wow, I'd be all over that if you could show that...anyway, back to my Firefox browser. 


    same exact thing here =o)
  • Andre Da CostaAndre Da Costa Created with PhotoDraw 2000 V2
    I was tricked, I thought we were actually gonna get a "preview" of it. Its more of a discussion about IIS 7.
  • According to the video: IIS will be componentised. No need to apply a pach to a component if you do not have it installed. Nice isn't it? Less downloading of paching, less deployment.
    Wrong. When I installed XP SP2 on my computer I did not have IIS installed. After some months I needed IIS and so I went on and installed. And I was wondering to myself: Do I need to re-install SP2 now? Or has SP2 somehow already placed the updates needed for IIS. Or has it not and my computer will get infected the minute I install IIS. The answer to this question is not even now clear.
    So, how is the team going to face this issue. Will we need to reply all previous paches after we install a new component. Or will paches become even more confusing listing not only the Windows version, service packs, applications, etc, tehy apply to, but all to what component they exactly should be applied.
    How is this problem going to be fixed. In any way it is fixed, please inform clearly the user at installation unlike nowadays.

  • When you install SP2 you get the ServicePackFiles in your Windows folder. Depending on your computer setup you may also have an I386 folder there, too. When you install IIS it will try for the I386 folder and if that fails it will ask for your CD. If you patch your I386 (using the -s command line) you're all set, otherwise (and someone correct me if I'm wrong here) Windows will combine the CD's I386 folder with the ServicePackFiles folder to give you the SP2 version of IIS.
  • Mike SampsonSampy And I come back to you now - at the turn of the tide
    Harlequin wrote:
    From all of the videos I've seen, everyone there is a Project Manager.


    For the record, I've never interviewed a Project Manager. My first video was with someone from QA and my second was with a developer (in the pipeline now). My third (which I'll be filming soon) is with a developer as well.

    PM's are just good at giving overviews on things.
  • W3bboW3bbo Work hard; increase production; prevent accidents, and be happy.
    Sampy wrote:
    Harlequin wrote:From all of the videos I've seen, everyone there is a Project Manager.


    For the record, I've never interviewed a Project Manager. My first video was with someone from QA and my second was with a developer (in the pipeline now). My third (which I'll be filming soon) is with a developer as well.

    PM's are just good at giving overviews on things.


    Sampy, do you have the links to the videos you have done? I don't recall ever seeing any.
  • When you add a service after a service pack, you do not need to reapply the service pack. This has been true since Window 2000.
    It is also true that if you apply a service pack, then uninstall and reinstall a service, in this case IIS, you do not need to reapply the service pack. However, you may need reapply hotfixes.

    To answer the question of how can  you tell, you can always run Windows Update or Microsoft Security Baseline Analyzer to report on the updates you need.

    While Windows Update, Security Analyzer, WUS, and other improvements have made patching eaiser, there is still a lot of work to do and is no substitute for releasing rock sold products that don't need much in terms of patching. IIS 6 is a big step in the right directioon and we're working very hard to ensure that IIS 7 meets or exceeds that.

    Brett Hill
    IIS Evangelist


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