To better manage all of the software that makes up Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft has created Web Platform Installer (WPI). This is a noteworthy update and solves a problem that has long bothered me as I try to install various Windows services. Microsoft, with the WPI, consolidates the installation of a Web services delivery platform in one easy place. If you haven't upgraded your .Net framework or Visual Web Developer, for example, this little app will help you gather and connect to the right updates and make sure all the bits are delivered to your server so you can support Web-based apps.
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WPI is a new way to update all the various Web-related services on your Windows servers.