Deploying IIS 7.5 + FASTCGI + PHP on Server Core

FastCGI is a language-independent, scalable, open extension to CGI that provides high performance. The FastCGI extension is installable in Server Core and enables application frameworks such as PHP to achieve improved performance and stability on Internet Information Services. Watch for recorded demonstrations of the following instructions at MSDN Channel9. Prerequisites See how-to configure IIS 7.5…

Updated Server Core "Step-by-Step" Guide

The excellent Server Core “Step-by-Step” Guide has been updated with Windows Server 2008 R2 “how-to” information.   Read more here.

New and Recent “5-Minute Concept” Series Videos For R2

Please note the following new “how-to” demos for Windows Server 2008 R2. Parallel Programming with .NET Parallel Extensions How to use the new PowerShell V2 IIS Provider PowerShell V2 Remote Sessions And many recent videos from the series at the following aggregate URL: Windows Server 2008 R2, 5-Minute Concepts  

Microsoft Platform Technology Adoption Labs Go Virtual!

The “on-campus” platform adoption labs have been a perennial favorite event for Microsoft Partner software developers.   Unfortunately, many developers are now under travel and expense budget constraints and unable to attend such events.   Hence, the Microsoft Platform Evangelism team is offering a new approach with many of the benefits of on-campus labs and without corresponding…

R2 Server Core How-To Series

Here are aggregate links to the recent Channel9 and Code Gallery “5 Minute Concept” series focused on Server Core application development.   Channel9 Code Gallery Use these resources to learn how to deploy, configure, develop, and debug applications hosted on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2.   We focus on new features and how to…

Take 5 Minutes to Learn About .NET/C++ Apps on Server Core

We’ve recently begun a demo series entitled “5 Minute Concepts” published to Channel9 along with a corresponding sample/project/wiki published via Code Gallery.   Our most recent segment is about Developing Applications for Server Core (including both native-code and managed-code scenarios).   See the current session list at MSDN Channel9.

Running 32-bit Applications on Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Core

Even though Windows Server 2008 R2 is exclusively a 64-bit operating system, 32-bit applications are supported by enabling the WoW64 optional feature. If this feature is not enabled and you try to run a 32-bit application, the application will fail to execute. The WoW64 execution layer is an optional component that is installed by default…