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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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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Hacked Web Applications causing storm - rattling Windows...

For the past few days a "Cyber attack" has been taking place and according to internetnews.com : "number of infected IIS servers at 282,000. Less than a day later, security firm F-Secure wrote its own blog entry, putting the infestation at over 500,000" and f-secure : "Performing a Google search results in over 510,000 modified…

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Potential Security Vulnerability for NetworkService / potential new IIS exploit

Important heads up with regards to a potential privilege escalation issue when running under NetworkService – which we all know is the IIS default…. But also note that it requires native code or full trust .NET. Hosting Providers with Shared Hosting configurations should pay careful attention to this and ensure that they are running a…

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What size footprint does your worker process leave?

Well it all depends on what you are cramming into your request pipeline! With IIS7’s modular architecture you have the ability to load only what you need to run. What does this mean – well let’s look at the footprint of a worker process that has all default modules loaded, i.e. ASP/ASP.NET/CGI/Authorization etc etc. To…

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