“The IIS team has made the Go Live release of URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 available for download. This release contains significant functionality and performance improvements and it is believed to have a quality level suitable for production deployments.
Here are the features that are new since CTP release (for a complete list of features and changes since CTP release, refer to this article):
- Support for IIS kernel mode and user mode output caching. IIS 7.0 output caching provides significant performance improvements for web applications. URL rewrite module is fully compatible with both types of output caching. This means that now it is possible to safely cache responses for rewritten URL’s and thus boost the performance of web applications that rely on URL rewriting.
- Lower case conversion. A lower case conversion function called “ToLower” can be used within rewrite rule to convert any rule input string or substitution URL to lower case.
- Rule templates. Rule template is an extension for URL rewrite module user interface, that simplifies creation of rewrite rules for a particular task. The Go Live release of the module includes 3 built-in rule templates, plus it allows plugging in any number of custom templates.”