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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: 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: 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...
  • 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: Windows 7 RC download

    get it now, now now, while it lasts - http://www.microsoft.com.au/windows7 its HOT HOT HOT! Don’t for get to grab Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate - jorke
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Back from Techready

    and my brain is officially full - lots of awesome stuff to talk about. But straight back to work. Now preparing for the Heroes Happen Launch - be sure to register @ http://www.heroeshappen2008.com.au/ here are the dates: Sydney: Thu 28 Feb Melbourne : Tue 4 Mar Las Vegas(MIX08): Wed 5 - Fri 7 Adelaide...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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: Microsoft contributing to Open Source

    This is why I love working for Microsoft - as Nick Hodge often says "This is not your fathers Microsoft"; Sam Ramji Keynoted at Oscon about 3 very cool things: In short we've submitted code to the ADOdb DAL library to add support for our PHP SQL driver - AND under a Free Software Foundation...
  • 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: Old New Series – Cannon PI

    Keep watching as Cannon makes life easier for today's web developers using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.   - jorke
  • 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: mstsc.exe /console != console where OS = 2008 || ver > 6.0 -- WHAT THE?

    (ok, that's pseudo code above and is never intended to run - just illustrate concept :) ) If you're a like me and prefer typing your commands into the run box or start bar, in Windows 2003 to connect to the console of a server using remote administration with Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) you would...