Setting up WebDAV on IIS using Windows Authentication and a UNC, mapped drive or file share

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2013/2013-07-setting-up-webdav-on-iis-using-windows-authentication-and-a-unc-mapped-drive-or-file-share.html I have spent some hours setting up a solution defined in the title of this article.  I want to make clear that there are numerous ways of configuring this and there are numerous Kerberos/Windows Authentication configuration possibilities based on different SPNs, IE Zones, Application Pool…


Enabling Failed Request Logging on a Windows Azure Web Site

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2013/2013-07-enabling-failed-request-logging-on-a-windows-azure-web-site.html If you end up here please read this updated article here (Enable Failed Request Tracing for an Azure App Service Web App) Using Failed Request Tracing is a very useful tool for troubleshooting performance issue on your Azure App Service, for example a Web App, and…


Don’t Push Agile, Pull It

Note: This article is updated at Don’t Push Agile, Pull It. I wrote my first article for Projects at Work.   It’s called Don’t Push Agile, Pull It, and it’s a simple recipe for introducing Agile into established organizations, in a more effective way.  Here it is: Don’t Push Agile, Pull It If you’re ever rolled-up…


Anatomy of a High-Potential

Note:  The updated article is at Anatomy of a High-Potential. Dr. Jay Conger has a must see presentation on The Anatomy of a High-Potential: The Anatomy of a High-Potential I’m always on the hunt for insights and actions that help people get the edge in work and life.   This is one of those gems.  What…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM / Dynamics 365 Updates: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

Note: The Updates documented in this blog for: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 update the Dynamics CRM components described in this Microsoft Knowledge base article: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installations, Updates and Documentation Notes: New naming conventions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM…


Steve Ballmer On a Big Vision — To Help People Realize Their Full Potential

Note: This article is updated at Steve Ballmer on a Big Vision. I think “to help people realize their full potential” and “to change the world” is why a lot of Softies come together. It’s the life-blood that flows through our veins. Softies come from all walks of life.  But there seems to be a…


Improve Your Execution Excellence with Roadmaps at a Glance

Note: This article is updated at Create a Roadmap to Showcase Your Execution Excellence. One of the ways to be awesome at work is to create roadmaps that lay out the big “projects” or “initiatives” for your team.  This helps you easily plan in a visual way, get your team on the same page, and…


Lean to Drive Portfolios, Agile to Optimize How You Work

Note: This article is updated at How Agile and Lean Help Business. I was reading a nice little eBook on Opportunities and Challenges with Agile Portfolio Management. Here’s the part that caught my attention: “In her report, Visitacion suggests organizations adopt Lean to drive their portfolios and Agile to drive their activities. ‘Lean supports the…


Troubleshooting badly behaving IIS application pools

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2013/2013-07-troubleshooting-badly-behaving-iis-application-pools.html There are many reasons why an application pools’ worker process (W3WP.exe) could be behaving badly.  The best approach is to capture some memory dumps during the problem situation and then analyze them.  The problem with that is the root cause is not always obvious, even…


Changes made to one web site are applied to another

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2013/2013-07-changes-made-to-one-web-site-are-applied-to-another.html I was working on an issue some months ago where changes being made to a single web site were being applied to another web site on the server.  I found that strange because that should not happen, I mean, making a change to a web…