Apache httpd/htaccess config for IE8 Compatability

Some great advice for infrastructure providers that may get calls from customers wondering why their sites are broken after they install IE8 and they haven’t developed their sites to standards… The full info is here can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/hanuk/archive/2008/08/28/apache-httpd-configuration-for-ie7-standard-mode-rendering-in-ie8.aspx But in short you can tell the browsing clients to render in IE7 standards mode…

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Developers Developers Developers – Steve Ballmer in Australia

As part of a whirlwind visit to Sydney early next month, Steve Ballmer will be presenting Microsoft’s future vision for developers in the world of software-plus-services. He’ll discuss the next wave of technologies just launched at the Professional Developer Conference. There will also be a live Q&A session with Steve. Immediately following Steve’s session, we’ll…

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Cat Power – Tomcat on Server 2008 Core with IIS7

EPIC START So this turned out to be much longer than I thought – the basic goal is to utilise two of the coolest features of Window Server 2008 – Core and IIS7. The idea is to create an ultimately low footprint web server on Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 Core and show how that…

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Configuring NFS on Windows Server 2008 core

Hasn’t really changed since 2003 R2, but its all over the command line. From the start: Installation of the NFS components: start /w ocsetup ServerForNFS-Base Make a directory to store your content and ACL it appropriately for NFS – I don’t recommend this as best practice, but I’m assuming we’re in safe environment, i.e. a…

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Partial Trust MVC, LINQ and OLE/ODBC Providers

So if you’re a hosting provider or even just developer, you’ll be running your applications in Medium trust when on the Internet, right? suuurree… Well you really should.. Anyway a couple people have noticed some issues running LINQ in their hosted environments under the "Medium" trust level. If this is your issue, then you’ll need…

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DST changes for Australia in 2008!

Does that mean Queensland will have daylight savings time? NOOOO – fades the curtains apparently… Anyway the REST of Australia is making some changes in October – that’s 1 month away! – so we all need to update our servers/machines/robots to cope with the time differences. Key Action: Download the Australia 2008 Daylight Saving Planning…

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SQL 2008 Released

The final product of the Launch Wave has RTM’d – SQL Server 2008 – with a snazzy new logo:   If you have an MSDN or Technet subscription you can get it now – I’m very excited about one particular version in this version SQL 2008 Web – designed to be a cut down version…

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SQL 2005 PHP Driver RTM’d

We’ve just shipped the released version for the SQL Server 2005 Driver extensions for PHP 5 – if you’re running the CTP version make sure you update to this version. Get the bits here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=61BF87E0-D031-466B-B09A-6597C21A2E2A&displaylang=en I think the coolest thing that comes with this download is the Help file (.chm) that is part of the…

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Microsoft contributing to Open Source

This is why I love working for Microsoft – as Nick Hodge often says "This is not your fathers Microsoft"; Sam Ramji Keynoted at Oscon about 3 very cool things: In short we’ve submitted code to the ADOdb DAL library to add support for our PHP SQL driver – AND under a Free Software Foundation…

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PHP on IIS7 for Shared Hosting- AWESOME article!

check it out on IIS.NET – http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/208/fastcgi-with-php/  here are a couple of excerpts from the article that I strongly recommend: ———– PHP Security Recommendations The following recommendations describe how to tighten security of PHP in shared hosting environment. To make the recommended changes locate and open php.ini file and edit it as described below: Disable…

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