December 2006 Archive on A Former Microsoft IIS PM

Jul 18, 2007

A term often expressed at the end of a journey is "its been a great ride." I can't argue or complain with that expression as it is exactly how I feel after 7 years of fun at Microsoft. The loose ends to tie up after this amount...

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Jul 13, 2007

One of the moonlighting activities I have been doing is driving the release of the first IT Pro (sysadmin, etc.) IIS7 book on the market. This book started way back when we released Windows Vista & IIS7 and focuses heavily...

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Jun 25, 2007

In a recent trip back to Nashville, TN., I had the pleasure of meeting with some other IT professionals at a local Microsoft "shop." We discussed several different things such as my feelings of Windows Server 2008, IIS7, and other...

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May 04, 2007

Back when I lived in the real world , I remember tearing into Windows 2000 at beta milestones. This included running 2000 professional on my desktop as well as building, stealing, or whatever I had to do to test hardware for my...

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Apr 23, 2007

For months, in fact years, the IIS team has found itself fighting an uphill battle with IIS7 and customers. It is a proven fact that you can build amazing technology with a bucket-full of wanted features but until it is "real...

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Apr 16, 2007

Introduction With some nifty work and helpful insight, you can get Virtual Server 2005 working on Windows Server Code-named "Longhorn" just as I did this past weekend. I took some time to also validate (i.e doc) what I was doing...

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Apr 10, 2007

Introduction As many of you know, Windows Vista ships with our all-new Web Platform IIS7. I recently got an email from a customer who was struggling with getting a Failed Request Tracing rule setup on IIS7 on Vista Ultimate and...

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Mar 10, 2007

A recent question came into my queue asking about the meaning of the Connection_Dropped log entry in the Http.sys error log (%windir%\system32\logfiles\httperr). This error message, by defination, is not clear to most users -...

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Mar 05, 2007

The 50,000 foot view often isn't what you are looking for especially when you can't see the topic and\or features in action. Instead, often you are only interested in seeing the functionality working and in action so that you...

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Mar 04, 2007

In a recent webcast, I talked about how nice it is to have a componentize Web server. It is more important for IT Professionals because nothing is more frustrating than having to patch, patch, and do more patching. When our server...

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Mar 02, 2007

For many, the first question asked when a new version of IIS is released - what is known not to work? In a recent webcast, I discussed what the known issues were for IIS 7.0 vs. IIS 6.0 and how to workaround. The functionality...

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Feb 28, 2007

Introduction I recently delivered a webcast on Getting Started with IIS 7.0 aimed at educating newbies on IIS7 and bring them up to speed with what they have in front of them, and why it is so important that they do it! Reviewing...

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