Windows Server 2008 App Compat Labs Released

The first four labs in a series of Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility labs have been released on MSDN. You can find them as follows: – MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 – Access Rights, Impersonation – MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 – Impact of Code Signing – MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008…

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TxF Managed Wrapper on Code Gallery

Hello, everybody, I have released the first version of a rudimentary managed wrapper around Transactional NTFS to Code Gallery on MSDN: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/txfmanaged. The wrapper in its current form is very basic but should give developers a good idea on how simple it is to use Transactional NTFS from managed code. Feel free to go grab…

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Ray Ozzie and Live Mesh on Channel 9

Ray Ozzie has now made his Channel 9 debut, folks. In this video, being interviewed by Jon Udell, Ray discusses Live Mesh. From the Channel 9 description: In his first Channel9 interview, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect sits down with Jon Udell to talk about Live Mesh, a new technology and platform that enables…

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Musicians Get-Together @ MIX Open Space

Jason Mauer and I are doing an Open Space session tonight @ 6:30pm in the Open Space Theatre at MIX 08. If you are a musician who happens to be a computer geek for a living, come on by, chill out, and enjoy. Hope to see you there!

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At MIX08 for the week

Hey all, I will be at the wonderful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada this week working at the MIX08 conference. Drew Robbins and I are a couple of the guys "behind" Open Space @ MIX, so we will most likely be parked in the Open Space area most of the week. Feel free to…

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New App Compat Video – Debugging

A new video has been posted to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. In this video, we discuss tools and resources you should know about when debugging application compatibility issues. From the description of the video: "In this video, we sit down (well, stand up actually) with Chris Jackson and Gov Maharaj to…

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WS08 Feature of the Week #14 – Sub-queues in MSMQ 4.0

What are sub-queues? Subqueues are implicitly created local queues that are logical partitions of a physical queue. Applications can use subqueues to group messages. Subqueues are implicitly created when opened, are deleted when empty, and have no open handles. Messages cannot be sent to a subqueue. Messages can be received from subqueues, moved between the…

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New App Compat Video – MSI Installer Issues

I have posted a new video to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. This video discusses common MSI Installer Issues you might run into if deploying an application onto Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. From the description of the video: "In this video, we chat with Robert Flaming about application compatibility issues…

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WS08 Feature of the Week #13 – Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)

What is Windows Process Activation Service? Windows Process Activation Service, also referred to as WAS, is a new component in IIS 7.0 that manages application pool configuration and worker processes instead of the WWW process. This enables the same configuration for both HTTP and non-HTTP sites to be used. Thanks to this separation (and in…

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An actually funny video about Windows Server

Well, at least I found it funny. A coworker brought this to my attention today. I thought it was pretty clever and enjoyed it. Then again, I’ve known for a while how great Windows Server 2008 is :). Here’s an excerpt: Once I was almost famous. For years, my friends and I were on the…

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