Server Core Gains IIS

By Michael Flanakin @ 6:59 AM :: 2758 Views :: Technology :: Digg it!
A while ago I had a post complaining about server core not living up to my expectations Mobile-ready link. Well, it looks like things are changing. Server core will now include IIS Mobile-ready link. This is fantastic news! Of course, this doesn't cover all I was hoping for. While IIS is in, .NET is still out; however, the .NET team is apparently looking at getting it added in, too. At this point, server core roles include: DHCP, DNS, web server, file server, virtualization, and domain controller. Personally, I'm not a sys admin, so I'll only be looking to have a web, application, and database servers, all of which I'll demand .NET on. With that, I'm going to demand PowerShell. I just don't see how we can have a next gen OS without the next gen command shell. I really like the idea of server core and am glad it's maturing, but I think there's still room to grow. I don't expect them to get it perfect this go-round, but I expect to see some dramatic changes come Windows Server 2011... or, whatever it's called, whenever it's released. Honestly, I have no intel on the follow-on version of Windows Server, so don't hold me to that :-P