Following up on my FrontPage Server Extensions on Vista and Longhorn blog post from last February, I'm happy to announce that Microsoft and Ready to Run Software have released the first beta version of the Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions (FPSE 2002) for Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" and Windows Vista.
The beta version of FPSE 2002 can be downloaded from the following URL:
Additional documentation about installing and using this version of FPSE 2002 can be found at the following URL:
It should be noted that this version of FPSE 2002 is a beta release and is therefore unsupported. Also, this version of FPSE 2002 introduces no new functionality; it is essentially the same version of FPSE 2002 that was created for Windows Server 2003 that has been updated to work on Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" and Windows Vista. That being said, this version of FPSE 2002 will enable web hosters and developers to author their web content on servers or workstations that are running IIS 7.0 on Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" and Windows Vista.
Feedback about this release can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's been a long time in development, but Microsoft has released a beta version of a new FTP service that we have completely rewritten for Windows Server code name "Longhorn". This new FTP service contains many great new features, such as:
- Integration of Web sites and FTP sites, allowing you to optionally host Web content and Web authoring on the same site by adding FTP settings.
- Adoption of the IIS 7.0 administration and configuration files, allowing .NET-style configuration of your FTP sites and using the new IIS 7.0 administration tool to manage your FTP settings.
- Data security through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and FTPS
- Support for additional Internet FTP standards such as UTF8 and IPv6.
- Hosting multiple FTP sites on the same IP address through the use of FTP virtual host names.
- Enhanced user isolation that allows you to create complex heirarchies of virtual directories to lock users into specific content locations.
- Improved supportability through improved W3C logging, detailed local error messages, and ETW tracing.
There are way too many features to list in such a short space, so a good place for addtional information is the "What’s New for Microsoft and FTP?" article. I encourage you to download the beta version of the new FTP service today, and listed below are the links for the download pages for each of the individual installation packages:
After installing the new FTP server, the following walkthroughs on the www.iis.net web site should help get you started:
In closing, the beta version of this new FTP service has a lot to offer, and we've put a lot of time and effort into making what we think is a great start for the future of FTP for IIS. About the only piece of bad news that I have for anyone is that this new FTP service will not work on Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0.
All in all, our team is excited to see people start testing with this beta version. And lest I forget, my special thanks go to:
- Jaro, Emily, Daniel – for building it
- Suditi, Cip, Jeong – for testing it
- Janani, Andrew, Reagan – for making it look pretty