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  • Blog Post: Windows 2008 RC0 released!

    Awesome, been hanging out for this one for a looong time. Download and try it out here: Windows Web Server 2008 RC0 Windows Server 2008 RC0 Standard Edition Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 RC0 Datacenter Don't forget the install guides: Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides Some...
  • Blog Post: Web Platform Installer Released!

    If you’ve been to any presentations I’ve done recently you’ve seen how much I love talking about this tool. Very simply the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) is a tool that installs IIS7, extensions, tools, runtimes and applications in a easy to use manner. This includes PHP, SQL Express and Visual Web...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 downloads

    A whole heap of new Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 versions have just pushed up to Microsoft Downloads. Windows Server® 2008 Beta 3 Enterprise Windows Server® 2008 Beta 3 Standard Windows Server® 2008 Beta 3 Datacenter Windows® Web Server 2008 Beta 3 Windows Server® 2008 Beta 3 for Itanium-based Systems...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Cat Power - Tomcat on Server 2008 Core with IIS7

    EPIC START So this turned out to be much longer than I thought - the basic goal is to utilise two of the coolest features of Window Server 2008 - Core and IIS7. The idea is to create an ultimately low footprint web server on Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 Core and show how that can easily support...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: FastCGI timeout on IIS7

    Had a couple of question this week around some issues that people were experiencing from long running PHP scripts that appear to timeout/hang and eventually stop/crash and is this problem with FastCGI or the application pool settings. Let’s take a look at the FastCGI settings in the ApplicationHost.config...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 RTM!!!

    HOORAAYY! I've had many people asking me when Windows Server 2008 was going to RTM. So here it is: Windows Server 2008 has officially RTM'd!!!!! Looking under MSDN/Technet subscriber downloads you can get it now: Huge congratulations to the Windows Server team, a bit time to sit back relax and then starting...
  • Blog Post: Administration Pack for IIS 7.0 in CTP2

    My mate Samuel from Ultra Serve has been giving me a hard time about lack of updates, and he's right - I've been very slack - so here we go - to start off - a heap of updates available for IIS mostly from the IIS.NET community site Administration Pack for IIS7 - This is the king module, and one you should...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: MICROSOFT.COM running on Windows 2008 RC0

    The entire Microsoft.com web server farm - 80+ server - is running Windows 2008 using IIS7.0 for their staging and pre-production services. That is a HUGE effort and those guys are really eating the dogfood trying all that. Note that I did say staging and pre-production - What about production? well...
  • Blog Post: reMIX 08 Australia

    reMIX is back this year bigger and faster than ever. I know this is old news but I'm running a little behind at the moment. Check out the website and Register now for a bargain price of $199 (Inc GST) - we are doing 1 day in 2 cities: Sydney     May 20    Powerhouse Museum   ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: PHP on IIS7 for Shared Hosting- AWESOME article!

    check it out on IIS.NET - http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/208/fastcgi-with-php/   here are a couple of excerpts from the article that I strongly recommend: ----------- PHP Security Recommendations The following recommendations describe how to tighten security of PHP in shared hosting environment...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: FastCGI GoLive for IIS5.1/IIS6

    We just announced the Go Live release of FastCGI for IIS5.1/6 - how cool is that! This means the fully scalable production CGI environments can be run on the windows platform giving everyone the ability to deploy all sorts of applications. Check out the full details Can't wait for IIS7 where FastCGI...
  • Blog Post: IIS7 Go live

    Lately I've been bustin' out with Windows 2008 beta 3 and core server particularly with installing iis7 and I'll post my experimental results soon, but you can can use IIS7 in production now . Old news, but its surprising how many people don't know - if you're a hoster and want to test IIS7 in production...
  • Blog Post: 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...