Since .NET Framework 3.0 Microsoft's versioning strategy confuses the community. Scott Hanselman explains the how and why of the drift between marketing and reality.
Version 7 brings a major rewrite to Internet Information Server. The most important of these revolves around the new integrated mode, which allows .NET modules to be plugged into any stage of the IIS pipeline. However, when running ASP.NET in integrated mode reveals several breaking changes.
PHP is a cornerstone of LAMP development. In an attempt to lure PHP developers off Linux and MySQL, Microsoft is beginning to offer deep support for PHP in IIS 7 and SQL Server.
Brent Heinz's installer packages Shane Careveo's Fast-CGI ISAPI filter in conjuction with Ionic's Rewrite ISAPI filter and custom IIS scripts. It's a complete solution for hosting your Ruby on Rails application under IIS on Windows XP/Server 2003.
RubyForIIS is a new, beta package designed to make installing Ruby and Rails for use with IIS easier.