Happy New Year!

2006 is rapidly coming to a close, and the new year is almost upon us. Before I go home for the weekend I wanted to wish everyone: Happy New Year!  Gutes Neues Jahr! Feliz Año Nuevo! Bonne Année! С Новым годом!


Day 4 of IIS at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona

Well, today was the last day, and the Microsoft Tech∙Ed: IT Forum 2006 in Barcelona has come to an end. I started off the day doing a presentation about using LogParser 2.2 with IIS. Matthew Boettcher took the following photo during the presentation: Following that presentation, Matthew and I hosted a Chalk & Talk session…


Day 3 of IIS at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona

Today was the third day at Microsoft Tech∙Ed: IT Forum 2006 in Barcelona, and customers are still asking some great questions about IIS. Today more customers mostly asked about their current IIS deployments and ways that they could make things better, but occasionally someone would ask, “So what’s different about IIS 7?” That’s such a…


Day 2 of IIS at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona

Today was the second day of Microsoft Tech∙Ed: IT Forum 2006 in Barcelona. So far everything seems to be going well, and I’ve had the chance to talk with some great customers. Once again, the customers that visited our booth are most concerned with Clustering/Load Balancing/Replication and IIS/PHP integration. But that being said, I had…


Day 1 of IIS at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona

Today was the first official day of the 2006 Microsoft Tech∙Ed: IT Forum in Barcelona. I caught Bob Muglia’s opening keynote address, and there were some great demos: Vista, Office 2007, SharePoint 2007, etc., but the best demo from an IIS perspective was when they managed a web farm of IIS 7 servers using PowerShell. They…


Day 0 of IIS at TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona

Today is the main registration day for the 2006 Microsoft Tech∙Ed: IT Forum in Barcelona. The show was sold out weeks ago, so there are 4,750 people scheduled to attend, and another 400 people on the waiting list. There were a few pre-conference sessions today, but the main bulk of the show starts tomorrow. Sergei…


Converting W3C log files to NCSA format

Around a year ago I wrote a blog entry titled “Converting NCSA log files to W3C format“, which showed how to use the MSWC.IISLog object to convert log files in the NCSA format back to W3C format. I wrote that blog entry to make up for the fact that the CONVLOG.EXE utility only converts log…


Testing IIS 7 for Yourself

The momentum for IIS 7 is gradually building, and I keep seeing great things in the press and several blogs about it. You can read a few details below: IIS 7 Shows Continued Security Pushhttp://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1988880,00.asp IIS 7http://pluralsight.com/blogs/fritz/archive/2004/09/14/2262.aspx IIS 7.0 Learns a Few Tricks from Apachehttp://www.betanews.com/article/IIS_70_Learns_a_Few_Tricks_from_Apache/1126807433 IIS 7 details releasedhttp://www.tomrafteryit.net/iis-7-details-released/ IIS 7 contains a number of great features,…


IIS Show #8

Okay, it’s somewhat self-promoting, but I was cornered by Brett Hill the other day, who is the IIS 7 Evangelist for Microsoft, and he interviewed me for the IIS Show on MSDN’s Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/IIS_Show We discuss several topics like IIS history, HTTP modules in IIS 7, componentization in IIS 7, etc.


Programmatically Enumerating Installations of the FrontPage Server Extensions

I had a great question from a customer the other day: “How do you programmatically enumerate how many web sites on a server have the FrontPage Server Extensions installed?” Of course, that’s one of those questions that sounds so simple at first, and then you start to think about how to actually go about it…