Tim Ammann's Blog Posts

Jan 25, 2013

Microsoft now has three major media serving technologies, two on-premises: IIS Media Services and Windows Media Services -- and one in the cloud: Windows Azure Media Services. Each of these has a plethora of features, so you might...

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Feb 11, 2012

If you have an ASP.NET application running on IIS 7 or IIS 7.5 that is experiencing intermittent delays, you have three powerful troubleshooting tools at your disposal that you might not have known about: FREB , Perfecto , and...

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Apr 08, 2010

If you are new to Web Deploy and want to get up to speed quickly with its usage and syntax, here are a dozen tasks based on common scenarios and some command syntax that you can use to implement them. First, a word about designating...

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Mar 12, 2010

When you use Server Manager to install the Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, you are presented with roughly 40 role services to select from, relatively few of which are selected by default. Over time, you...

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Mar 05, 2010

The Web Deployment Tool contains two providers that can be used for directory copy and file copy operations: dirPath and filePath , respectively. The dirPath provider can copy directory contents, whereas filePath can be used only...

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About Me

Tim Ammann is a technical writer on the Web Platform and Tools Content team at Microsoft.