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Feb 02, 2014

Have you been looking a download of the IIS Administation cmdlets for Powershell for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2012 R2? For earlier versions of Windows the IIS PowerShell Snap-in was a download, but with Windows 7 and Windows...

Jan 31, 2014

I had an interesting question earlier today which I thought was worth sharing. One of my coworkers was trying to use the code sample from my Programmatically Flushing FTP Logs blog, and he was getting the following error: Unhandled...

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Jan 31, 2014

Whenever I am delivering a presentation where I need to use PHP, I typically use a batch file that I wrote in order to rapidly deploy PHP on the system that I am using for my demos. The batch file usually takes less than a second...

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Jan 30, 2014

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post that described how to maximize throughput between HDInsight clusters and Windows Azure Storage . One of the suggestions I made was to adjust your HDInsight cluster’s self-throttling mechanism...

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Jan 29, 2014

IIS URL Rewrite has five different types of actions. They are: Rewrite , Redirect , Custom Response , Abort Request , and None . And if you have ARR (Application Request Routing) installed, then at the server level you’ll also...

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Jan 27, 2014

Well…this isn’t really about any test, but keeping the massive range of services and features Azure offers in one’s head could be challenging even for seasoned experts. Luckily, Cory Fowler, one of Azure’s best evangelists has...

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Jan 23, 2014

For anyone who owns a website, a top-priority is usually driving traffic up. Whether it’s a content-based site like a blog or forum, or a sales-driven site like an online store, we all want as many people as possible to visit...

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Jan 15, 2014

Windows Azure has been growing and improving at a very rapid pace, and looks like our efforts are starting to get recognized and appreciated. The most recent sign of this is being classified as “leader” by Gartner in their Q1...

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Jan 10, 2014

  I recently worked with a customer who was looking at using IIS Smooth Streaming as their Content Distribution mechanism. They also wanted to use ARR Disk Caching to cache the content on the ARR Tier to prevent round trips...

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Jan 09, 2014

If you go into a Japanese bookstore, and browse the tech section, you might run into this title – WordPress on Windows Azure: Who is this lovely lady, you might ask yourself…well, meet Claudia Madobe , the cloud girl (her last...

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Jan 07, 2014

Have you ever noticed that some existing content is not serving from your Azure Web Site and returns the following message “The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable...

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Jan 06, 2014

Websites being slow is perhaps the most common problem every website administrator, and developers run into. If they are extremely unlucky, then see this problem only in their production environment. Many troubleshooting techniques...

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