Final version of Windows Web Services API for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008 is now available!

The final version of the Windows Web Services API for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 is now available. This version corresponds to the final version of the WWSAPI released as part of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To develop for this version of the runtime, you need…


Why didn’t my cached content revalidate to the web server? (IE8 edition)

For the super eagle eyed developer or Web Server admin, you might have noticed that cache entry validation happens slightly less frequently in IE8. I’m talking about the check to the Web Server (via If-Modified-Since) to see if the cached version of content needs updating or is still current. The short version of why this…


HTTP Connection Management

HTTP is a request/response protocol. You request some resource like the HTML of a webpage and the response comes back with the HTML attached.  As each request is sent on a connection, the complete response must be read from the connection before the next response can be read. (There is an optimization where you make…


QoS Traffic Generator Example Usage

Update: This tool is no longer available on Microsoft Connect and there is no replacement download site.  In my last post, I announced the availability of QoS Traffic Generator on Microsoft Connect. In order to help you understand the usage of this tool, I have provided some examples of what it can do. One of…


WWSAPI security examples setup

Just a quick note that over on on haoxu’ s “Lost in History” blog is a posting about how to create and register test SSL certs in http.sys for the Windows Web Services API Security Sample code. This might also be useful for developers using the http.sys apis.


QoS Traffic Generator is now available on Connect

Update: This tool is no longer available on Microsoft Connect and there is no replacement download site. I’m posting on behalf of Jim Liu who is a SDET in Windows Core Networking. — Ari The QoS team is pleased to announce the availability of the QoS Traffic Generator on Microsoft Connect. This tool was developed…


Beta versions of Windows Web Services API available

Windows Web Services API team has just release the Beta version of the API for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. It is available now on the Connect site for Windows Networking. This release contains the same version of the runtime as in Windows 7 Beta. You may find the…


QoS in Windows 7

Hello all. My name is Charley. I’m the new QoS program manager for Windows Core Networking. It has been a while since we posted our last article about QoS. We want to assure you that we’re still committed to improving this technology and building new QoS features in Windows. We received many questions and suggestions…

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Come See Windows 7 DirectAccess and BranchCache @PDC08 Pavillion

We are demoing Windows 7 Direct Access and Windows 7 Branch Cache at the PDC08 pavillion. We are the second booth to the left when you come in to the Big Room, shaing space with the Windows 7 Sensor folks. Come check it out at talk to us.   — Ari

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Heading to PDC 2008

I’ve been pretty busy Engineering Windows 7 with the rest of the windows networking team and we are really excited to start showing the world some of the work we’ve done at PDC. One of the things we’ve been working on has it’s own session: “Windows 7: Web Services in Native Code” presented by Nikola…

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