Yesterday I checked my RSS feed and found that Scott Guthrie announced that he is starting a new series of posts. That was a great news to hear. Scott is one of the most popular Microsoft managers. He is one of those who played a core role developing Microsoft web platform even the whole .NET framework. He leads core .NET libraries,WPF, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MCV, Sliverlight and IIS teams.
IIS is the lonely web server –rather than web development server - in the Microsoft stack and the most recent one IIS7 add more flexibility, control and ease of use to IIS. There is a bunch of concepts need to be clear in mind when it comes to host information and pages on IIS to allow sharing then over the Internet, an intranet or an extranet. To host data you on IIS you will use websites, application and virtual directories. Those concepts was hanging around from previous versions.