I have been using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer or PI for a while now. It’s a great handy tool for ensuring that I have all the latest bits of Web platform tools like MVC, Web Matrix are installed. One of the other thing I like about Web Platform Installer is that the tool can self update itself. When a new version of the tool is released, it shows a dialog box to the user to install the latest version of the tool.
Recently I installed the PI version 3.0
Apart from the Spotlight tab showing the recent released, as usual the Products tab shows all the products. It can also the filtered into different category of downloads like Server, Framework, Tools etc.
I hope some day Microsoft would release a same type of tool for Windows developers also!