jorkeo - hosting geek

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jorkeo - hosting geek

  • 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...
  • 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! ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Lone Server

    Check out the story of the Lone Server , the last Windows 2003 server in the Microsoft.com web farm. Such a sad story...   Make you make him your friend on Facebook he's feeling pretty lonely. Are there anymore Lone Server 's out there? let me know...
  • 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 ...
  • “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...
  • 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...
  • REMIX08 Rocked

    Another event down REMIX08 - two cities on week - what a blast. Check out Michael Kordahi's wrap up of the event -  Shane Morris doing the artwork, all seemed very Penn and Teller to me. err and excuse my shaky hands, i was TIRED! Both venues were...
  • Fastlane Hosting Days Silverlight examples

    For those that have visited my session at the hosting days "Silverlight for Web Hosters" here are the example sites that I used in the presentation. Big Brother 08 - http://www.bigbrother.com.au/live-stream-sl.htm ABC - http://shop.abc.net.au...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “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...
  • 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...