After a six month delay (for the gory details, see this entry and this entry), we finally released the updated version of the IIS Diagnostics Toolkit January 2006 on Friday the 13th on January 2006. Superstitions aside, it can be found here:
All I can say is that I am glad that it is finally all over and that Chris and I survived. After dragging the project to near completion and getting DebugDiag to properly build within the NT Build Environment (which is necessary for Windows OOB to build and sign-off on the binaries such that we can put it on Microsoft Download Center), I still ended up doing the last bit of technical fixup of the MSI to locate the missing ')' which silently syntax errors and causes the MSI to not function completely correctly. But, who cares about counting those details when you finally get the job done? :-)
Now, creating the "a la carte" version of the Toolkit (i.e. a separate MSI for each of the tools collected inside the toolkit) is still left on my plate, though last I heard the IIS Diagnostics branch in Windows OOB mysteriously died again... so it may take a little longer. But hey, you already have the "full monte" version, so we are just talking about disk space and red-tape administrivia here...
The most important updates in this release are: