PDC2008 – day 2 – Awesome Office, Windows 7, Live Services, etc
Office 14 will have an online version – which can work seamlessly with the desktop version
Windows Azure – useful links
Windows Azure MSDN
IIS7 – How to set up logging to a remote UNC share?
First of all, let me tell you that there isn’t much changes to the logging done to IIS 7.0 compared to IIS 6.0. Logging still happens through Http.Sys, and you can configure the logging directory (of FREB log directory) to be a UNC share. There are a few MSDN/Technet articles available for the same(for IIS 6.0), but here I’ve tried to keep the steps simple, together at one place, and few steps specific to IIS 7.0.
ASP.NET 2.0 x64 – You may get HTTP 400 Bad Request or Error as mentioned in KB 932552 or 826437
I’m sure you already know about this fix for ASP.NET which fixes an issue of “not a valid path” exception, and this fix for ASP.NET 1.1 for the same reason. If you receive this error now on your application, you might not need to apply the hotfix because your ASP.NET version might be higher than the one available with this hotfix, so verify the DLL versions before even requesting the hotfix from Microsoft.
Microsoft Web Platform Installer Beta
If you are a web deployment guru, and looking to reduce your burden of downloading lot of software, configuring them and if you didn’t check Bills’ blog earlier, you better do check it right now.
IIS7 – Enabling Custom Error Pages
As the title sounds, here I’m going to discuss a very simple feature of IIS7 which has one additional step to keep in mind compared to that you do in the previous versions of IIS (5, 5.1, 6). Let’s take an example of configuring a redirect for a page to HTTPS if it is browsed on HTTP. There are a lot of ways doing this HTTP to HTTPS redirection, where using custom error pages is one of them.