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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...
26 Sep 2007
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...
25 Sep 2009
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
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...
5 Sep 2007
Halo 3 Hoodies
Check it out - Deeps modeling a Halo 3 hoodie - show the technet love and you might get one. -jorke
9 Aug 2007
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
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...
17 Sep 2008
Tech.Ed is next week starting Tuesday - totally sold out. Johann and Deeps are getting excited with the showcase and stand set-ups. Chuck has lined me up manning some of the Microsoft Booths which we'll be showing off some of the coolest new developments, be sure to check out the Hands-On-Lab that Chuck...
3 Aug 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
Rich Media @ MIX
So I'm in vegas at MIX08 and have spent ages typing a post about some awesome new media delivery technologies that have been released when I noticed Chris Knowlton - Senior Product Manager and the King of Windows Media Streaming had already done it! - check it out here - http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno...
7 Mar 2008
Action Pack tools for web partners
via Christian Action Pack: Tools for Web Partners If you're in the business of designing or developing Web sites or Web applications, you need the right tools to deliver the Web-based solutions your customers want. The toolkit to help you make the most of this growth opportunity has now been launched...
4 Oct 2007
SQL 2005 PHP Driver RTM'd
We've just shipped the released version for the SQL Server 2005 Driver extensions for PHP 5 - if you're running the CTP version make sure you update to this version. Get the bits here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=61BF87E0-D031-466B-B09A-6597C21A2E2A&displaylang=en I think...
1 Aug 2008
Back from training.
Wow.. back from the many, many training programs, feel like I need to remove my brain for a bit and leave it for a soak overnight in some soda water! Returned from Orlando a couple of weeks ago from MGX which was huuuge - saw Billg demo Surface which rocks in a big way. Talking to friends back home they...
3 Aug 2007
MIX on campus - a lot of dodgy mo's around
Just finished doing a presentation with the Bronwen and John from SoulSolutions to a group of secondary school teachers in the Faculty of Information Technology at QUT - they did some rocking demos around data management in Virtual Earth and an awesome demo of Spatial Data in SQL 2008 - this is the first...
20 Nov 2007
DST changes for Australia in 2008!
Does that mean Queensland will have daylight savings time? NOOOO - fades the curtains apparently... Anyway the REST of Australia is making some changes in October - that's 1 month away! - so we all need to update our servers/machines/robots to cope with the time differences. Key Action: Download the...
5 Sep 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
Developers Developers Developers – Steve Ballmer in Australia
As part of a whirlwind visit to Sydney early next month, Steve Ballmer will be presenting Microsoft's future vision for developers in the world of software-plus-services. He'll discuss the next wave of technologies just launched at the Professional Developer Conference. There will also be a live Q&A...
27 Oct 2008
“Microsoft”.“Open Source” == “unhandled exceptions.”
Nick Hodge and I have been talking to our local Open Source communities for the past year and we’ve finally managed to get some traction to hit the road Sam and Max style in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Microsoft and Open source? Isn’t that like cats and dogs living together? Discuss and learn...
15 Jun 2009
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
Tafiti - Swahili for: do research
Tafiti is an awesome mashup with silverlight and live - give it a crack, I can't believe how fast it returns results an presents them. How cool would this be as a front end to a MOSS search.. eh eh.. anyone? Have a gander at the Tafiti video on10 . Note: you will need to have the latest version of silverlight...
22 Aug 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
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
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