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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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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WS08 Feature Of The Week #12 - IIS7 Administration API

Hello everyone, and welcome back after our winter break hiatus. We have a lot of cool features to cover in the coming weeks that will especially show off the power of Windows Server 2008 as an application server. So, this week we will kick off the new year by taking a short little peek at…

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Video - App Compat and Windows Server 2008

As part of the "Developer Meet Server" show on Channel 9, I have started a new series of videos on the topic of application compatibility for Windows Server 2008. I will be releasing one video interview per week all the way until launch, so make sure to keep an eye open! in this first video,…

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The launch of marshal-as.net

In my previous post, I talked about why I personally love C++/CLI as a solution for managed and native interop. With the launch of Visual Studio 2008, and the include of the new marshalling library, there is on part of the equation missing, I believe. On the C# side of the interop equation, you have…

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What's Mandatory Integrity Control?

Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) is a cool new security feature built in to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It adds another "layer" of security to Windows resources (files, processes, etc.) over the usual DACL (Discretionary Access Control Lists) that we have in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Essentially, Mandatory Integrity Control adds an…

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