jorkeo - hosting geek

tales from the infrastructure of the web

jorkeo - hosting geek

  • Reporting your deployed sites on WebsiteSpark

    As part of participating in WebsiteSpark we like to hear about what you're doing with our great software - so we ask that you report to us any sites you've developed - and doing this is really easy. 1. Go to WebsiteSpark.com.au : 2. Login with...
  • WebsiteSpark Competition Terms and Conditions

    1. Instructions on how to enter form part of the conditions of entry. By participating entrants agree to be bound by these conditions. 2. The promoter is Microsoft Pty Limited, ACN 002 589 460 of 1 Epping Road, North Ryde , New South Wales , 2113....
  • 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...
  • Announcing WebSiteSpark in Australia

    I am VERY excited to announce the launch of a new *SPARK program at Microsoft for Australia; WebSiteSpark you’ll see that the gu has already post about this. WebSiteSpark is aimed specifically at those who are developing in the web platform and we’re...
  • Down and Dirty with tech•ed backstage

    Sign up for the dirt and all view of what happens with the production of tech•ed 09 Australia. Subscribe to http://techedbackstage.net/ – to get the low down on what is going on. Here is the first post… Welcome to the start of tech•ed Backstage. This...
  • Tech.Ed 2009 Windows 7 Experience – Netbooks for you!

    So FINALLY we can talk about a project that’s been happening for a while now. I’ve picked up a job for Tech.Ed 2009 as overall infrastructure guy so i’ve been working on ensuring that we have the best technology to deliver and awesome event. Aside from...
  • “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...
  • IIS SEO Toolkit

    Again the IIS team are kicking butt in showing the value of using Windows as a web platform, this time with the IIS SEO toolkit – to bust the jargon – Internet Information Services Search Engine Optimization Toolkit . To get it, of course the easy way...
  • Old New Series – Cannon PI

    Keep watching as Cannon makes life easier for today's web developers using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.   - jorke
  • 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
  • Remix Australia 09 – Register now!

    REMIX 09 – The Next Web Now, registration is open now ! – check out the action packed agenda . June 11 Sydney, Star City Casino. Register now to get the earlybird! - jorke  
  • 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...
  • “The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present"

    You might be getting this error on server 2008 R2 or in fact any x64 system. I’ve had a bunch of people getting this particularly on running 2008 server core R2 x64. The problem occurs when the executable you are running has not been compiled for x64...
  • linux.conf.au

    So i attended linux.conf.au (LCA) in Tassie this year, i reckon i was the only person walking around with Windows installed on my machine :) This year LCA was held at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus in Hobart, and you can see key media reports...
  • Samsung Blackjack on Telstra NextG as a modem

    This works on Vista and Windows 7. Most Windows Mobile devices can be used as a network device to connect to high speed wireless networks such as Telstra NextG , by allowing Internet Connection Sharing on the Mobile Device while connected over USB. Unfortunately...
  • Apache httpd/htaccess config for IE8 Compatability

    Some great advice for infrastructure providers that may get calls from customers wondering why their sites are broken after they install IE8 and they haven’t developed their sites to standards… The full info is here can be found here: http://blogs.msdn...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Configuring NFS on Windows Server 2008 core

    Hasn't really changed since 2003 R2, but its all over the command line. From the start: Installation of the NFS components: start /w ocsetup ServerForNFS-Base Make a directory to store your content and ACL it appropriately for NFS - I don't recommend...
  • Partial Trust MVC, LINQ and OLE/ODBC Providers

    So if you're a hosting provider or even just developer, you'll be running your applications in Medium trust when on the Internet, right? suuurree... Well you really should .. Anyway a couple people have noticed some issues running LINQ in their hosted...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...