Architecture Diagram: Blueprint for Enterprise Web Infrastructure

In the last two posts we have seen components for Microsoft WebStack and AppStack . In this post I will try put those together to build scalable web farm architecture that will act as our blueprint. Following functional diagram represent the logical view of web farm. Above diagram represents architecture of two-tier data driven application…

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AppStack: Microsoft EcoSystem for Enterprise Web Application Hosting

Before we think about Microsoft Application Hosting component (AppStack), I want to establish my personal preference. Applications nowadays are mixture of UI component and associated web services built in ASP.Net/WCF/WF. My aim is to build application that is Fast, Secure and Resilient and I’ll coin the term “FSR” to describe these three attributes. In order…

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WebStack: Microsoft EcoSystem for Enterprise Web Platform

Over the past couple of years I have spent significant amount of time to asses and plan enterprise web platform on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. I want to share my experience and recurring theme about setting up Web Platform and “Ecosystem” for Microsoft Web stack. Web Server: Internet Information Service (IIS) is the…

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Makecert.exe (Kind Of) SAN and Wildcard certificate

Disclaimer – Makecert is deprecated and following will only work for testing in IE as this is not true SAN certificate.   I often run into issue while working in the Test VMs and expired certificates. This article talks about how to generate self-signed root certificate and generate new certificate signed by the root. However…

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