Atlas, IIS7, LINQ and Other Technologies

Scott Guthrie came to Phoenix today to speak on various topics including IIS7 and LINQ. I've had the chance to hear Scott speak on several occassions and he delivered yet another great speech that was fun to watch since he always does a lot of demos. Some of the topics covered included new configuration options in IIS7. Once released, you'll be able to configure the settings for an IIS7 application using web.config rather than having to go through the admin utility of old (you can of course use the admin utility as well...which has been significantly revamped). For example, you can add the following XML into web.config to configure the default pages for a site as well as specify if directory browing is enabled.