Testing SSL and HTTP Compression in your ASP.NET web sites with IIS Express

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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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Events This Week – April 18th, 2011

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar: MSDN Webcast: Introduction to the Rock Paper Azure Challenge (Level 100) Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:00 AM, Online Get ready to play…

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500 – Internal Server Error when accessing package manager in WebMatrix

Ran into this recently, so I wanted to share the resolution. The scenario is that you’re working on an ASP.NET Web Pages project in WebMatrix, and you want to manage the Helper packages that are installed for your project. The way to do this is to visit http://<mysiteurl>/_Admin, which will prompt you for a password…

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DEVHAMMER LIVE! 1 Day Only! WebMatrix at Hampton Roads .NET UG

Tonight, I’m bringing my act to the Hampton Roads .NET User Group, with a presentation on the recently-launched Microsoft WebMatrix. I’ll show what you can do with this lightweight web development environment, from building sites from scratch using the new ASP.NET Web Pages framework and Razor syntax, to downloading, configuring, and deploying one of the…

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Baltimore PHP Follow-up

My thanks to all the folks who came out to my talk on Microsoft WebMatrix at the Baltimore PHP user group last night. As promised, here are the relevant links to the tools and downloads I mentioned during my talk: Microsoft WebMatrix Home Page Web Application Gallery Web Platform Installer Also, I did some follow-up…

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Events this Week – January 17th, 2011

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: jQuery on the Go Tuesday, January…

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Tomorrow…Enter the WebMatrix!

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will release to the web a new and simple way for beginning web developers, and those who you might not normally think of as likely users of Microsoft tools to quickly build, publish, and update web applications, whether in ASP.NET or PHP, and whether built from scratch, or customized…

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CMAP Main Meeting and Atlanta/Raleigh Web Firestarters

I posted my usual “Events this Week” post earlier today, but that left out some important events that I’m personally involved in: First up is the CMAP Main Meeting, where I’ll be presenting on the new Microsoft WebMatrix, and associated technologies including IIS Express, ASP.NET Web Pages/Razor, and SQL Server Compact 4.0. The meeting is…

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New DevNugget: WebMatrix Beta 3 – New Features

I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9, and embedded the video below. In it, I demonstrate some of the new features and changes in Microsoft WebMatrix Beta 3. Learn about the new Html.Raw helper method, new publishing features, and more. Video after the break…

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