Professional Microsoft IIS 8, co-author Benjamin Perkins

This article has been migrated to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-11-professional-microsoft-iis-8-co-author-benjamin-perkins.html The Professional Microsoft IIS 8 book is now available, check it out.  I had the opportunity to contribute a few chapters to it.  What an awesome experience!  There are lots of examples, experiences, discussions and reviews of the new features found in IIS 8.  You can get an…


10 Big Ideas from Getting Results the Agile Way

Note: This article is updated at 10 Big Ideas on Productivity from Getting Results the Agile Way. Are you using Getting Results the Agile Way to get ahead?   If you know the best ways to use your time and energy, you can get exponential results.   Agile Results, the system inside of Getting Results the Agile…


StaticCompressionDisableCpuUsage and DynamicCompressionDisableCpuUsage

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-11-staticcompressiondisablecpuusage-and-dynamiccompressiondisablecpuusage.html Performance problems are generally difficult to find the root cause of and fix.  There are so many ‘touch points’ that where to start looking much less finding the root cause while the issue is happening, can be a challenge. I found these 4 Compression…


Change or modify a Response Header value using URL Rewrite

This case has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-11-change-or-modify-a-response-header-value-using-url-rewrite.html If you have ever used a tool that allows you to view the request and response headers, you certainly know that there is some information being pased back and forth between the client and the server that is not simply visible. An example of possible…


My Windows Phone App – Hitman Website Monitor

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-10-my-windows-phone-app-hitman-website-monitor.html I was surprised at how easy it was to create and deploy a Windows Phone app.  If you are a developer then you will have no problems creating an application.  After I installed the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK alongside my Visual Studio 2010 installation,…


ALM Categories at a Glance

Note: This article is updated at ALM Categories at a Glance. I’m reviewing some ALM (Application Life-Cycle Management) work for a colleague, so I thought it would help to rehydrate a map of the ALM space.  I’m a fan of having simple maps to find my way around.  By map, I simply mean topics and…


New ProcDump version 5.0 released, using the –f parameter

This articles has been migrated to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-10-new-procdump-version-5-0-released-using-the-f-parameter.html I really like to use ProcDump for troubleshooting crashes, memory/cpu utilization issues and hangs.  I have written a number of other blogs that discuss how to use it here, here and here. The tool is small and unobtrusive, yet very powerful.  The new version…


Application Request Routing (ARR) – HTTP Error 400.0 – Bad Request

This articles has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-10-application-request-routing-arr-http-error-400-0-bad-request.html I was working on setting up an ARR solution the other day and I ran into this error, and shown in Figure 1. The request cannot be routed because it has reached the Max-Forwards limit.  The server may be self-referencing itself in request routing topology….


Dual-use Coding Techniques for Games, part 1

Writing shared code for Windows Store, Xbox One, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, and Win32 desktop apps Introduction Apps written for the Windows Store make use of the Windows Runtime (WinRT) and a restricted subset of Win32 APIs located in the core API family. Traditional Win32 desktop apps have access to a larger desktop API family,…


Application Request Router (ARR) – HTTP Error 502.3 – Bad Gateway

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-09-application-request-router-arr-http-error-502-3-bad-gateway.html I was setting up a web farm with Web Farm Framework (WFF) and Application Request Router (ARR) and received the error shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, HTTP Error 502.3 – Bad Gateway I checked the Monitoring and Management window to see if the Health Status…