S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
I am excited to say that yesterday my team released Beta 3 of IIS7 in conjunction with Windows Server Codename “Longhorn” Beta 3.
As part of this release, Microsoft is also offering a Go Live license for IIS7 that provides production use rights for IIS7 (and Windows Media Services and Window SharePoint Services as well). You can now go onto Connect.microsoft.com to access further information about the license and program, and start experiencing the quality and features IIS 7.0 Beta 3 for yourself.
If you are a developer but you don’t have any servers to deploy to, you can still take your site live on IIS7. Hosters are already using the IIS7 Go Live license to offer developers free IIS7 Beta Hosting. You can learn more about Go Live and these free hosting offers on www.iis.net/golive (which by the way is live on IIS7 now). Also be sure to check out the new IIS7 Developer Center to learn more about what IIS7 offers developers.