One of the less touted (but still significant) announcements at MIX was the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 beta (WebPI). This handy little tool and community site makes it easy to set up web servers (including common configuration settings), databases, runtimes like ASP.NET and PHP and apps like DotNetNuke and Wordpress.
Be sure to read this great blog post by Lauren Cooney about the release and the thought processes that led up to it.
Here are some interesting highlights of the release.
So what are you waiting for? Go try the installer today at http://www.microsoft.com/web.