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Microsoft Set To Launch Web Server IIS Express

Microsoft is set to release the public beta version of its latest IIS Web server, IIS Express.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the .Net Developer platform Scott Guthrie stated that the new web server will have a full web server feature set, including SSL, URL Rewrite, Media Support and "all other IIS 7.X modules".

He added that Microsoft is planning to bring out a patch for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

The patch will enable developers to automatically run IIS Express without the built-in ASP.Net Developer Server.

Doug Rathbone, a Web application consultant said: "The fact that (Microsoft) are answering their developers and bridging the gap to allow developers to have an instant setup IIS installation is cause for excitement indeed. Most developers i know that have hit a wall working with the built in Visual Studio web server and its limitations have had to use an alternative such as (the ASP.Net Web Server) Cassini."