SQL Server Hosting Toolkit

For all of the Hosters out there that are offering shared Data Hosting via SQL Server 2005, the SQL Server Group here at Microsoft if developing a toolkit to empower you to deliver a better hosting experience. The SQL Server Hosting Toolkit is currently comprised of two tools, the Database Publishing Wizard and the Database…


FastCGI for IIS… get ready for Single Platform Bliss!!

FastCGI for IIS… get ready for Single Platform Bliss!! As most of you have probably heard by now a few weeks ago there was a major announcement from our IIS team about the release of FastCGI for IIS, a new component for Internet Information Server that will act as a replacement to the current CGI…


FastCGI for IIS

FastCGI for IIS Microsoft is excited to announce a technical preview release of FastCGI for IIS, a new component for Microsoft’s Web server platform.  This release is available immediately for download to Windows Vista, Windows Server codenamed “Longhorn” and previous versions of IIS including IIS 6.0 in Windows 2003 Server and IIS 5.1 in Windows…


WSUS deployment without AD

Recently, one of my customer wanted WSUS deployment without AD. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/downloads/WSUS.mspx (Deployment Guides)Filename: Deploying Microsoft Windows Server Update Services.doc WSUS deployment with AD, it’s very simple. Just follow the steps of document.WSUS deployment without AD, it’s a little bit confusing. There wasn’t enough guidance. In a non-Active Directory environment, you can configure Automatic Updates by using…


What is a SaaS(Software as a Service)?

Refer to “Architecture Strategies for Catching the Long Tail” Everyone knows what it is, roughly, and everyone knows it’s going to be big. Yet few people would say they can really define it, and even fewer know how to build it. Even today, the exact definition of SaaS is open to debate, and asking five people…

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