IIS Express was recently announced by Scott Guthrie. It is under development and a public beta will be announced soon. IIS Express combines the ease of use of the ASP.NET Development Server along with the power and features of IIS.
Here are some IIS Express features I gathered from Scott’s post, which shows why you should be excited about this forthcoming release
- It supports all versions of ASP.NET and application types including WebForms and ASP.NET MVC.
- Works with VS 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. Will run on Windows XP, Server, Vista and Windows 7
- You can run/debug apps under a non-administrator account from Visual Studio while using IIS Express
- you can develop your application using a full IIS 7.x feature set – including SSL, URL Rewrite, Media Support, and all other IIS 7.x modules. More it contains the same extensibility model and web.config file settings as IIS 7.x does.
- It is 10 MB, light-weight, easy to install and can be launched from a folder on your disk.
- Works seamlessly under most of the corporate security environments by not using remote ports.
Check out the entire post at Introducing IIS Express