WebDeploy tip for WebMatrix…watch out for port blocking

Last night, I had the privilege of presenting at the Capital Area .NET User Group, on the topic of Microsoft WebMatrix. One of the compelling things about WebMatrix is the ease with which you can grab any of nearly 50 open-source software packages, from blogs, to CMS, to image galleries, and easily tweak, then deploy…

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IIS Express Announced

For those who haven’t checked Scott Guthrie’s blog lately, something pretty exciting just showed up…an announcement of a new option for developing/testing web apps called IIS Express. Think of it as a way to run your applications with essentially the full feature set of IIS 7.x (as opposed to the limited features of the built-in…

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New Release: Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0

Microsoft just released the first version of our Web Platform Installer: The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s user interface, you can choose to…

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IIS Crash/Hang Agent and IIS Dump

What do you do when you have a page that consistently hangs in IIS? Typically, you start with standard troubleshooting techniques…what’s changed since the last time it was working, are there parts of the page you can separate out to isolate the faulty code, etc. If you’ve tried all this, and still haven’t gotten anywhere,…

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Reminder: Web Wednesday: IIS 7.0 Overview

Today at noon, I’ll be presenting the latest installment in my Web Wednesday devCast series, this week the topic is the first of two devCasts on IIS 7.0, the next version of our web application server. Today, I’ll provide an overview of what’s new in IIS 7.0, and why it’s so cool. Next week, I’ll…

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MS loves PHP developers

OK, so that’s probably a pretty provocative statement in some quarters. And while it’s not my place to speak for our official policy, I think it’s fair to say that we would love for all web developers to be using ASP.NET… Here’s the thing, though. There’s a whole world of web solutions out there…including PHP,…

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www.iis.net

Want to know more about what’s coming in IIS 7? Here’s the place to go: http://www.iis.net/

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IIS Webcasts this week

Some good info available on IIS and ASP.NET here: http://www.iiswebcastseries.com/ Among the topics this week: TechNet Webcast: Microsoft.com Operations Introduces Real World Debugging: Determining When You Have a Problem and Beginning the Initial Debugging (Level 300) TechNet Webcast: Microsoft.com Operations Introduces Real World Debugging: Debugging CLR Internals (Level 100) TechNet Webcast: Microsoft.com Operations Introduces Real…

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Need to troubleshoot authentication and authorization in IIS?

There’s a tool available that can help: Authentication and Access Control Diagnostics 1.0 (more commonly known as AuthDiag) is a tool released by Microsoft aimed at aiding IT professionals and developers at more effectively finding the source of authentication and authorization failures.These users have often seen behavior from Internet Information Services (IIS) that doesn’t seem…

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