A Chat about the Fate of the Hosting World

Last week, I was visiting family in Delaware and was fortunate enough to find time to connect with friends from HostMySite.com, where I worked prior to coming to Microsoft.  Over coffee, we spoke fondly of the “good ole days” and reminisced about the great company we had built.  My chat with Lou Honick, ex-CEO and…

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From Microsoft to Parallels: Same Mission, New Perspective

It’s been 2 months since I left my role as GM of the Hosting Channel at Microsoft and joined Parallels as the VP of Alliances. I was at Microsoft for almost 16 years and gained respect for the hosting industry and the many great companies that strive to be top service providers. I made the…

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News from PDC10: Muglia announced Windows Azure Virtual Machine role

Last week was PDC for 2010. In Friday’s keynote, Bob Muglia announced a range of new services in the Windows Azure platform, part of which include the new Windows Azure Virtual Machine role.  This functionality does the obvious thing – it allows developers and IT professionals to move existing Windows Server 2008 R2 applications to…

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A Q&A about Office 365 with Viktor Kovacs, COO of Central Europe On-Demand (CE On-Demand)

Q: What is your strategy with Office 365? Will you be integrating this offering with additional services?   A: Yes. Integrating Office 365 into our portfolio aligns with our vision and business strategy of driving innovation into cloud services and the underlying technology. Office 365 will help Central Europe On-Demand (CE On-Demand) better integrate Microsoft-based…

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ASP.NET Security Vulnerability – A Security Update is Available

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET that we discussed in previous blogs. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure from Web applications. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read data, such as the view state, which was encrypted by the server. This vulnerability can also be used for data tampering,…

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ASP.NET Security Vulnerability – Update

Following our communication on the ASP.NET Security Vulnerability where we described the issue and how you can help protect your customers, we have an update that provides further measures you can take to help your business and your customers address the issue: In addition to the original described in the Scott Guthrie’s blog, hosting providers…

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ASP.NET Security Vulnerability – help your customers protect their applications

Yesterday we released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET. This vulnerability exists in all versions of ASP.NET (regardless of the version of Windowson which it is running). The vulnerability exposes application components as well as application data that can compromise the application. This vulnerability was publically disclosed late Sep 17, 2010…

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A new way to reach more customers: publish your offer in the Web Hosting Gallery

The Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery is a marketplace where you (Web Hosting providers) can engage with developers at the right time with the right offering and get this opportunity at no cost. The gallery has gone through a long testing phase and is now is available for you at no cost to help you drive…

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Microsoft Online Services: What a hosting provider needs to know

In case you missed the original blog about this session, I am bringing it back to the top.  As I speak with many partners and service providers trying to understand Microsoft’s strategy with the online productivity space and what does it mean to them, I realize that you can’t repeat the message enough.  I One…

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How Hosters are adopting BPOS advisory reseller model into their portfolio

Earlier this month at our World Wide Partner Conference we had our largest ever participation of the Telco and Hosting Service Provider community.  Last year the top question I heard from the Telco and Hosting Provider Partners was “What does this mean for me as a Microsoft Partner?” and “Is Microsoft competing with us”?  This…

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