Robert McMurray Posts

Jan 31, 2015

I ran into an interesting predicament the other day, and I thought that both the situation and my solution were worth sharing. Here's the scenario: I host websites for several family members and friends, and one of my family member...

1 comments

Nov 30, 2014

For the next installments in my series about FTP clients, I will be taking a look at two FTP redirectors at the same time. In this specific blog post, I will focus on NetDrive (from Bdrive Inc.), whereas my previous post looked...

0 comments

Nov 30, 2014

For the next installments in my series about FTP clients, I will be taking a look at two FTP redirectors at the same time. In this specific blog post, I will focus on WebDrive (from South River Technologies), whereas my next post...

1 comments

Sep 30, 2014

This blog is Part 2 of a series about mapping a drive letter to your OneDrive account. In Part 1 of this series, I showed you how to map a drive letter to your OneDrive account when you are using standard security, and in this...

0 comments

Sep 30, 2014

If you have read some of my previous blog posts and IIS.NET articles about WebDAV, you will see that I often use the WebDAV Redirector that is built-in to Windows in order to connect to various WebDAV websites. This allows me...

1 comments

Jul 16, 2014

For this next installment in my series about FTP clients, I want to take a look at Globalscape's CuteFTP, which is available from the following URL: http://www.cuteftp.net/ CuteFTP is a for-retail product that used to be available...

1 comments

Jun 30, 2014

I get a lot of question about various configuration settings for the IIS FTP service, and most of the settings that I discuss with people can be configured through the FTP features in the IIS Manager. That being said, there are...

1 comments

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...

0 comments

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...

0 comments

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...

0 comments

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...

0 comments

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...

1 comments

1 2 3 4 5  Next »  ... Last »

About Me

I am currently working as a Programming Writer at Microsoft, and I have been with Microsoft since December of 1995. I worked in Microsoft Technical Support for IIS 1.0 through IIS 5.0, and as a Programming Writer for IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0. I was a Program Manager on the IIS Product Team for IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, and IIS 8.0, where I was responsible for IIS Express, URL Rewrite, and the Web Publishing technologies (FTP, WebDAV, FPSE). On the side I occasionally play guitar and hammered dulcimer for a musical group that’s a mixture of acoustic jazz, bluegrass, and celtic influences (http://www.hammeron.com/).

My Archive