FF vs IE debate – WOS (Wrath of Slashdot)

Peter torr posted his experiences *Installing* (notice the bold on installing) firefox and got swamped with backlash comments from FF patrons. He then followed it up with a follow up post and I think both the posts are excellent. Gr8 posts Peter and keep up the good work. Poor guy, if there are about 400 moderated comments…

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MSN Desktop search beta – Usage update and my 2 cents

I got more time to play with the desktop search are was about to post my views on it. There has been ton of blogging going on and more information related reviews and user experience can be found at msnsearch blog, scoble blog #1 and scoble blog # 2. My first impression of the tool was “Good” and…

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MSN Beta Desktop Search Revealed

As most of the WWW now knows, Microsoft had announced it would release a Desktop Search tool. The beta of the Desktop search was revealed today which can be downloaded at http://beta.toolbar.msn.com/. Have played around with it and the initial feeling is that it looks/works pretty cool. Would like to play more with it to find whats…

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HttpListener – User scenarios

I have been interested in finding out from customers how they are using/plan to use the new HttpListener class in whidbey beta 1. Found this post here which prompted this post. Customer scenarios are a big consideration when new features are designed and implemented. If there are any other such scenarios where people have used…

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GUI Tool for using Httpcfg.exe to configure SSL on a given port

In my previous posts I had metioned on how to get SSL working with the new HttpListener class in whidbey 2.0 Beta1. It was sort of difficult to use the command line httpcfg tool as I had to manually open the machine store, pick a cert and copy its thumbprint and the run it using…

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Good article on hosting ASPX pages using System.Web.Hosting api’s

With .NET 1.1, a hosting api was shipped under System.Web.Hosting namespace that let users execute ASPX pages without needing to have IIS. The namespace has got some cool features with whidbey beta 1. Whidbey beta 1 also introduced another cool class HttpListener that lets people listen for Http trafffic. I always wanted to post some…

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Programatically configure SMTP service on IIS to route mails to a domain

Ever wondered how to programatically configure SMTP service on IIS to route mails to a particular domain? IIS settings are maintained in a Metabase file. We can programatically edit this metafile to add settings that will route emails to any domain (say mail@foo.com). Lets say, we want to input information to IIS on how to…

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Intro

I am an SDET with the Network class libraries (System.Net) part of the .Net platform. I shall use this forum to post data on Whidbey Beta1 and 1.1 version of the framework. If you have any question related to Beta1 then do post them here and I shall try to answer them. This posting is…

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