Microsoft Web Platform Installer is a free tool from Microsoft which can be used to download, install and update free software provided from Microsoft including IIS, SQL Server Express and Visual Web Developer easy. Web Platform Installer is especially useful for the web apps and tools provided by Microsoft.
It is a very small tool available for 32 bit as well as 64 bit Windows. In addition to the tool mentioned above, we can also install free popular ASP .NET and PHP web apps such as Umbraco and WordPress. You can browse through the Microsoft Web Apps gallery here. So now you no longer need to visit multiple sites to keep yourself updated with the latest Microsoft software. Everything is available under one umbrella, Microsoft Web Platform Installer. The latest version of this tool is Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0 which can be downloaded from the following location.
Supported Operating Systems for this tool are:
Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3