Ready to Launch WebMatrix

Tomorrow we are launching WebMatrix at the CodeMash Conference. WebMatrix is a free offering that provides everything you need to build Web sites using Windows.  It streamlines Web site development and makes it easy to start Web sites from popular ASP.NET and PHP open-source apps and includes IIS Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET Web Pages…


IIS Media Services 3.0, including IIS Live Smooth Streaming, has been released!

We just released IIS Media Services 3.0, a set of extensions for Internet Information Services 7 (IIS) that provide an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform.  This includes the new IIS Live Smooth Streaming and the separate IIS Advanced Logging package.  So how did we get here? Well over the last 6 months key broadcasters have…


Announcing the PHP on Windows Training Kit

I want to announced the availability of a “PHP on Windows Training Kit” to the MSDN download center.  The kit includes demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. We will expand the kit over time, but the current version contains the…


New IIS7 Extensions Being Released to the Web

Joey recently spoke with Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec who is a Group Program Manager for IIS. They talked about a number of new extensions for IIS that are being released to the web such as the URL-Rewrite and some very cool new media extensions for those of you looking at putting media on your websites. You…


Easy Steps to Get your Web Site to Support IE8 in 5Mins

Put simply, IE8 running in standard rendering mode will not display sites created to support IE7 very well, based on new standards that IE8 is supporting around HTML and CSS formats. There are two ways to resolve this. The first is to re-write your web application to render IE8 correctly or the second option (…


.NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit goes to RTM

Jonathan, Drew, Jason and Brian have just shipped the final release of the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit, updated to work with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 & .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta RTM!  The RTM release includes the following improvements/additions in the form of demos, presentations and documentation :- ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET…


Have you Climbed up Zermatt Yet?

So a month ago we announced the "Zermatt" Developer Framework which as an SDK which aids developers to build claims based aware applications that support the Identity Meta System ( through WS-* protocols). So far it has gotten a lot of interest and I wanted to reiterate the potential here and make sure that you…


ASP.NET MVC Preview 4

Phil Haack, one of key guys behind ASP.NET MVC provides an insight on new in Preview 4 for Channel9. He shows where they are going and what you can expect in future releases. This is a pretty nice implementation on top of ASP.NET. There is still a lot of feedback that ASP.NET makes it too…


Microsoft migrates MSCOM (MSDN and TechNet) to Hyper-V virtual machines

  MSCOM have been working for a while to get their infrastructure completely virtualized. If you were at MMS 2008 and heard Bob Muglia’s Keynote, you already know that (MSDN) and (TechNet) have been successfully running on Hyper-V. Late last week we provide more details of the project (PDF Version Included) and announced…


Twitter rumor that they are abandoning Ruby on Rails

I guess after two years plugging the holes, there are rumors that Twitter is planning to move from Ruby on Rails because of scalability issues, the most embarrassing being the failure during the Keynote at Mac World. I guess we will see how many more fingers they will put in the damm?