Found this post over on ScottGu's blog today, highlights some of the new featuresof IIS7. Man, I can wait to play with this!
From Scotts blog:
One of the core priorities we focused on
when building IIS 7 was to enable a rich .NET extensibility model that
provides developers with the hooks to easily plug-in and extend the web
These extensibility hooks are provided in the web-server pipeline (enabling scenarios like the new IIS7 Bit Rate Throttler),
within the configuration system (enabling developers to create new
web.config schema settings), within the health monitoring system
(enabling developers to add custom trace events), and within the admin
tool (enabling developers to plug-in new admin UI modules).
added these extensibility hooks so that anyone can easily extend and
enhance the web server using .NET. We also selfishly wanted them so
that we can ship regular feature packs that add additional features to
the core web server.
IIS 7 Admin Pack Preview 1 Released
Last week the IIS team shipped the first technical preview
of some really cool administration modules that I think web developers
will find super useful. This preview adds several new features to the
IIS7 Admin Tool:
Built-in SQL Server database management, including the ability to
create, delete, and edit tables and indexes, create/edit SPROCs and
execute custom queries. Because it is integrated in the IIS
administration tool it all works over HTTP/SSL - which means you can
use the module to remotely manage your hosted applications (even with
low-cost shared hosting accounts), without having to expose your
database directly on the Internet.
Built-in report visualization with charting support for log files
data. Full range selection and custom chart creation is supported, as
well as the ability to print or save reports. Like the database
manager you can use this module remotely over HTTP/SSL - which means it
works in remote shared hosting scenarios.
Read more on Scotts Blog (with screenshots!)
Apr 26 2008, 09:01 PM