We recently hosted a group of customers from a large hosting company here at Microsoft, and as the meeting was getting started everyone in the room was introducing themselves to the other attendees. As I was shaking hands with one of our visitors, I introduced myself by name and he had a brief moment of recognition, then he asked, "Wait a minute - are you the guy that's trying to drive a stake through the heart of the FrontPage Server Extensions?" I laughed and answered, "Well, I wouldn't put it that way, but yes - that's me." He ecstatically replied "Thank you!" and proceeded to give me a high five, then he continued the discussion by explaining how much he hated the FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE).
Over the past few months we've been working on an update to the IIS Configuration Reference, which is on IIS.net at the following URL:
One of my coworkers (Mike Pope) sent me the link to a great blog post by Raymond Chen that was titled "Don't forget to replace your placeholder bitmaps with real bitmaps". Raymond's blog was a good story, but he referenced another great blog post titled "We Burned the Poop", and let's be honest - who can resist reading a blog post with a great title like that? (Note: I won't spoil the impact of that blog - you should read it first.)