IIS Media Services 4.0 Beta are live allowing customers running Internet Information Services (IIS) to encode content and serve it to customers via web. IIS MS4.0 is a plug-in designed to integrate seamlessly with IIS 7 and higher for customers that deal with media-delivery scenarios. IIS MS 4.0 Beta brings to the table a variety of new features: Smooth Streaming, Live Smooth Streaming, Transform Manager, Advanced Logging, Bit Rate Throttling, and Web Playlists.
"IIS Media Services now has a checkbox option to allow live adaptive streaming delivery to Apple devices. Using same live H.264 streams you encode for Silverlight players running on PCs, Macs, Linux, Nokia S60 and Windows Phone 7 mobile devices, Broadcom and Intel set-top-boxes, IIS MS can now transmux those in real time to streams for iPad, iPod, and iPhone," Chris Knowlton.