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HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Hello World! I think I've just found my new HTML editor of choice in PowerShell it doesn't get much easier than this: PS D:\> ConvertTo-Html -title "HTTP/1.1 200 OK" -body "Hello World!" I'm Jorke Odolphi an Infrastructure Architect Evangelist for Microsoft Australia which is just about the coolest...
28 Jun 2007
Infrastructure Architecture Design Questions
This is very interesting and fairly comprehensive list of basic operational questions to ask when building the infrastructure on your web facing project - from the Microsoft.com operations team . I love the breakdown of availability, this is something I've had lots of discussions with people in the past...
14 Jan 2008
MIX: IIS7 bring hosters and developers together
Attended a great presentation at MIX by Tito Leverette Web Platform Architect Evangelist aka Hosting Guy from Atlanta and Rob Cameron Developer Evangelist aka Dev Guy: Bring Hosters and Developers together with IIS7 I thought they did a great job of pointing out the differences between what...
7 Mar 2008
Potential Security Vulnerability for NetworkService / potential new IIS exploit
Important heads up with regards to a potential privilege escalation issue when running under NetworkService – which we all know is the IIS default.... But also note that it requires native code or full trust .NET. Hosting Providers with Shared Hosting configurations should pay careful attention...
18 Apr 2008
ServerManagerCMD.exe to install IIS7
This is by far the quickest and easiest way to install IIS7 on Windows Server 2008, and even better - you do it via the command line! To install IIS7 on a brand spanking new build of Windows Server 2008 simply do the following: For a default install - that is the basic options to run IIS7: ServerManagerCMD...
29 Oct 2007
Hosting Days Australia - Coming to a City Near you!
via Christian This years Hosting Days is "Fast Tracking Your Success with FastLane" in a city somewhere close to you, unless you are in Darwin or Alice Springs or Cameron's Corner .... Phil and I have the first track, which is the fun track all about the HOW of hosting. Go to https://partner...
30 Apr 2008
HUGE performance increases with PHP on Windows 2008
One of our local developers Dallas J Clark (Brisbane local) blogged about an article that shows PHP with a 130% performance increase on Windows Server 2008 - and of course there have been a few comments asking about the metrics of the comparison etc. So naturally I'm wading into to try and clear the...
14 Apr 2008
Tech.Ed Day 2/3 and Dusted
Well that was the hugest Tech.Ed ever and all I can say is "ma legs, ma legs.. can't feel my legs!..". I spent the last 2 days on the MS showcase stand around the Dev Garten and talked to literally hundreds of customers and partners. For those that want to follow up with feel free to ping me . Caught...
11 Aug 2007
Silverlight 1.0 released
Earlier today Scottgu posted Silverlight 1.0 has been released. I'm pretty excited about this especially about the cross-platform capability with "Moonlight", so silverlight now works on linux. Hosting providers can easily host this now, with no change to their hosting environment - check out the Halo...
6 Sep 2007
Windows Server 2008 Hosting Roadshow
"Learn it First > Deploy It First" UPDATED!: When? Tuesday 6 Nov 2007, 8.30am & Wednesday 7 Nov 2007 8:30am Where? Sydney: Clifton and Associates - Sydney CBD, Level 2, 200 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Link to Register: Click here to Register Online or register by phone...
29 Aug 2007
What size footprint does your worker process leave?
Well it all depends on what you are cramming into your request pipeline! With IIS7's modular architecture you have the ability to load only what you need to run. What does this mean - well let's look at the footprint of a worker process that has all default modules loaded, i.e. ASP/ASP.NET/CGI/Authorization...
5 Nov 2007
ISV Innovation Days
This is a great opportunity for hosters to network with Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) - as we all know that hosters are the platform of the future. Here are the details from Luisa in our partner team: ISV Innovation Days will allow you to connect with the Microsoft ISV Virtual Team (including ...
3 Oct 2007
iis7forheroes.com - from Emantra
The guys at Emantra pinged me today with a project we've been talking about for a while, and I'm stoked these guys have pulled this off! Go to their site http://iis7forheroes.com/ and get yourself some of: The first SHARED IIS7.0 web hosting in Australia! (that I know of!) Sign up on their...
23 Jan 2008
Hacked Web Applications causing storm - rattling Windows...
For the past few days a "Cyber attack" has been taking place and according to internetnews.com : "number of infected IIS servers at 282,000. Less than a day later, security firm F-Secure wrote its own blog entry , putting the infestation at over 500,000" and f-secure : "Performing...
28 Apr 2008
SQL 2008 Released
The final product of the Launch Wave has RTM'd - SQL Server 2008 - with a snazzy new logo: If you have an MSDN or Technet subscription you can get it now - I'm very excited about one particular version in this version SQL 2008 Web - designed to be a cut down version of the full blown server, perfect...
8 Aug 2008
Microsoft Web Deployment Tool
A brand new IIS blog and a shiny new tool in tech preview. Check out the tech preview of the Web Deployment Tool from the awesome IIS Team. This new tool is designed with migration from IIS 6.0 to IIS 7.0. Get it, try it, tell me what breaks, so far I've found it rock solid! - jorke Technorati...
24 Jan 2008
Installing FTP with IIS7 on 2008 Server Core
I had a few questions from an old colleague, Virgil , who had just built a 2008 server core machine and was having issues configuring FTP. Without asking I knew Virgil would be chasing an FTP server that would have some method of secure transport such as FTPS and pluggable authentication methods, I know...
5 Jun 2008
Stacks of IIS 7.0 Webcasts - come get it while its hot!
Heaps of IIS7 webcasts coming up, great if you like staying up and playing in the early morning as that's when these webcasts will be aussie time but if you don't mind waiting a little while they should be archived and you can watch them at your leisure. · What’s New in Microsoft Internet Information...
28 Sep 2007
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