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May 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered how much work is involved when migrating a traditionally-hosted production website to Microsoft Azure? If so, the following case study might be of interest to you: Microsoft Azure Migration: Microsoft’s...

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May 17, 2014

IIS has been supporting reverse proxy configuration since URL Rewrite and Application Request Routing modules were released a few years ago. It is possible to configure an IIS hosted web site to act as a reverse proxy and forward...

May 16, 2014

I have to download various files from time-to-time, and it's nice when websites provide checksum hashes so I can validate that the file I just downloaded matches the version on the server. (ON a related note, I wrote a blog several...

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May 09, 2014

For years, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been a buzzword throughout the Internet community. Companies have spent large amounts of money and used all sorts of tactics in an attempt to rank high on targeted search page results...

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May 05, 2014

After my blog post on the topic , questions continue to flow about the effect it has on Windows, Azure and IIS. A lot of the question really show how confusing SSL technology is to many people. Much has been written about HeartBleed...

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May 05, 2014

Most people think Azure’s portal is terrific, and especially the new version, but for those of us who have been using IIS Manager to operate their local servers, using the same familiar interface to manage their cloud has...

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Apr 29, 2014

The April 2014 Edition of the IIS Community Newsletter has been published. You’ll want to check it out for some of the latest news and highlights in the IIS community over the past month. Best of all, your blog posts and knowledge...

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Apr 24, 2014

Windows Azure Web Sites supports Staged Publishing functionality, which allows you to create a staging site slot where you can publish a new version of the website and then test it before swapping to the production environment...

Apr 09, 2014

The Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL ( CVE-2014-0160 ) has received a significant amount of attention recently. While the discovered issue is specific to OpenSSL, many customers are wondering whether this affects Microsoft...

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Apr 09, 2014

Shortly after I published my FTP ETW Tracing and IIS 8 blog post, I was using the batch file from that blog to troubleshoot an issue that I was having with a custom FTP provider. One of the columns which I display in my results...

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Apr 08, 2014

In the past I have written a couple of blogs about using the FTP service's Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) features to troubleshoot issues; see FTP and ETW Tracing and Troubleshooting Custom FTP Providers with ETW for details...

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Apr 04, 2014

I’m sure everyone appreciates the pace in which Azure Websites team releasing cool features. Azure Websites was all over the announcements in the recent //build . The team has updated the Kudu console with new tab named ‘Process...

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