Microsoft is planning to release Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 in 2006. VSLive has a first look at Microsoft’s next generation web server. The new version of IIS appears to be more modular, allowing specific components to be turned on or off as needed. Building on the component theme, Microsoft is also building APIs to allow for third-party development. Finally, IIS will now be fully integrated with ASP.NET and the entire .NET framework.