Tom Woolums' Blog Posts

Jul 08, 2010

WebMatrix, Microsoft’s end-to-end web development platform, makes building, testing, optimizing, and publishing websites for the Windows web stack quick and easy. WebMatrix is small yet powerful. It provides a solid, reliable...

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Feb 26, 2010

If getting your web site discovered by the masses is your goal, employing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques can be the key. However, if you want to reach a broader base of visitors who are more engaged with your content...

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Jan 13, 2010

Here’s a list of on-line resources for IIS 7 users:  IIS 7.5 Product Information - Describes the features and benefits of IIS 7.5 in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hosting Guidance for the Microsoft Web Platform - An in-depth series...

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Sep 25, 2009

Own a Web development or design business with ten or fewer employees needing low cost options for software, support, training, and connections to a variety of business opportunities? If so, you should check out Microsoft WebsiteSpark...

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Jul 29, 2009

Want to help your site achieve higher rankings in the organic listings returned by popular search engines like Bing and Google? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the answer. SEO techniques and practices are used to help search...

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May 27, 2009

Making PHP applications run efficiently and reliably on IIS 7 is one of our key goals. The IIS team is working with Zend to optimize the performance of PHP on IIS 7 and the results have been remarkable. In addition to performance...

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Feb 13, 2009

What are Windows services? In a nutshell, they are programs that run in the background performing core operating system functions usually without interaction from users. IIS 7 contains a complementary set of Windows services that...

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Dec 17, 2008

Application pools, URLs or groups of URLs served by one set of worker processes, have many benefits. They set boundaries that contain applications an prevent them from affecting applications outside of the pool. So if one application...

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Dec 16, 2008

Here's a simplified diagram outlining the steps IIS takes to process HTTP requests.  

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Dec 15, 2008

Here's a look at the options available from the IIS 7.0 Defaults Dialog page

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Dec 15, 2008

Here's a hierarchical view of the IIS 7.0 Configuration Store:  

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Aug 29, 2008

I just finished watching a short video on YouTube of a 13-year-old kid showing people how to hack into a retail Web site. It only took him a couple of minutes and one simple technique to gain access to their customers’ personal...

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About Me

I work on documentation for IIS and related technologies. I am new to the IIS team and this is my first opportunity to work on Server technologies and write for an IT Professional audience.