Longhorn Server Beta 3 & the IIS 7 Go-Live Program

For my official post on Web Hosting, I wanted to chronicle some of the efforts we have had ongoing around Longhorn Server Beta 3, which shipped yesterday (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/default.mspx). E-Week presented a great article on this and some of our team’s efforts with respect to this launch – available at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2122094,00.asp.

One of the key aspects was the IIS 7 Go-Live program, which has allowed hosting providers to provide offers based on IIS 7 and Longhorn Server Beta 3 today. Some of those participating in this program include:

  • Affinity
  • Applied Innovations (available now)
  • CrystalTech
  • DiscountASP.net (available now)
  • HostMySite.com (available now)
  • MaximumASP (available now)
  • Mosso
  • And many more coming soon!

This just goes to show how baked the technology is – as it is literally in production today in multiple places on Beta 3. So, I would highly enoucrage you to go check out getting your Web site hosted on the most major revision of IIS since 4.0 came out years ago.

And if you are a hosting provider and would like to participate, visit http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=7&subtabid=79 today!

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