Catching up on my Blog reading

After my extended break I’ve been catching up on my blog reading and I’ve come across some interesting posts which I’d like to share with you. Commerce Posts. Ryan Donovan has completed an interesting series on the Architecture behind Commerce 2007. He has a wrap up post here and the entire series is tagged here….


Introduction to the Secure FTP Server 7.0 in Windows 2008

I’ve been working with this a lot recently and thought I’d share some of what I found with you. You’ll see that I’ll refer a lot to Robert McMurray’s post as he is the Program Manager for this feature in the IIS product team. First of all you can download the release version from….


Using the Microsoft Web Application Installer.

This is a follow on from my last post on the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. If you haven’t read that post then go ahead and read it and I’ll wait here. Welcome back! Once again I am using my Hyper-V Windows 2008 64 Bit image. Then I go to and download the Microsoft Web…


Using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

You may have heard about the new tools available for getting up and running quickly on IIS 7 on Windows 2008. Bill Staples talks about this here. So I thought I’d try these tools out and see how my experience goes. So first I set up a Windows Server 2008 64 Bit Image on my…


The UK ReMix 2008 Videos are online

The ReMix UK 2008 videos are up on the site for you to review at your leisure. If you go to the agenda page here then you will be able to click and download the presentation slides or watch the session. Here’s what I saw while I was there. Day 1 The Keynote from Bill…


Working in Customer Services and Support

I thought I’d add a little post about working in Support at Microsoft and how you can find out some more information about this kind of career.I’ve worked in support for Microsoft products for the last 13 years and the last 11 of these years has been spent working for Microsoft.In that time I’ve supported…


Thoughts post Remix UK 2008

The Remix UK 2008 conference was held in Brighton on the 18th and 19th of September and I was lucky enough to attend.It was described on the web site as ” A 48 hr conversation all about the ‘Next Web’, what it means today and the potential impact of technologies, tools and techniques for the…


Remix UK 2008

I’m looking forward to attending Remix UK this week. Each delegate will receive a Microsoft Expression Professional Subscription worth over £650 which contains;    Expression® Studio (Expression Web, Expression Design, Expression Encoder, Expression Blend, Expression Media)     Visual Studio® Standard Edition     Office Standard Edition     Office Visio® Professional     Windows® XP     Windows Vista® Business…


Commerce Server 2007 Training Resources.

One of the questions I am commonly asked is "Where can I learn more about Commerce Server?". I mentioned this topic briefly on my post Starting to look at Commerce Server. So if you’re new to Commerce Server where can you start? The first place I would start is the Commerce Server Developer Center on…


Microspotting Anyone?

I was very happy to come across the Microspotting web site. It’s something that I wouldn’t normally come across as it’s on it’s own site and so you can’t see in the normal MSDN\Technet\IIS.Net feeds which is where I spend most of my time when I am reading RSS posts. It’s a web site that…