Following on from the last newsletter's "Win-to-Lin" migration trends topic, users interested in moving from a Microsoft Web server to an open source environment may want to check out a new product from Verosa Software. Following on from the last newsletter's "Win-to-Lin" migration trends topic, users interested in moving from a Microsoft Web server to an open source environment may want to check out a new product from Verosa Software.Verosa Progression Web is a tool that can help users migrate a currently-running Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) to a platform based on Apache Web server and Linux.The software's aim is to take out the hours of manual re-programming labor that can be involved in transitioning to a new Web server platform. The company says it can save some users from 40 to 60 hours of re-configuration and programming time during a Microsoft-to-Apache Web server migration.The software automates the copying and configuration of Web documents from one server to another, with files copied between boxes via a LAN connection. HTML and Active Server Page (ASP, a Microsoft Web page format) documents, as well as applications, database drivers and are physically copied, the company claims. The software does reconfiguration of copied documents and applications automatically, as well Verosa says. Virtual Servers and Virtual Directories on Microsoft ISS boxes, as well as passwords and authentication fields, are also transferred.In addition to moving documents and Web code, the software also allows users to maintain their current ASP and ASP.Net Web application development environments, the company says.\u00a0The software supports migrations from Microsoft ISS Versions 4 and 5; the product allows users to migrate to Apache Versions 1.2 and 2, as well as to Red Hat Stronghold Web servers. Server operating systems that work with the Verosa software include Windows NT and 2000 server versions, and SuSE and Red Hat Linux versions for enterprises.Verosa Progression Web is available now for $280 for a one-user license.