World IPv6 Day and IIS 7

Wednesday June 8 2011 is World IPv6 Day and there will be plenty of representation by IIS7 on the Windows Server side. From Microsoft we will have participation in this event by Microsoft.com, Bing.com and Xbox.com; all of which run IIS7 web servers on their front end. Using IPv6 with IIS7 is trivial and intuitive,… Read more

Server Core: Best Practice for Applications on Windows Server

I have been talking with a number of customers, CSOs, CIOs and industry professionals over the past few weeks and I realized that the availability and benefits of using the Server Core option of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 was not as widely known as I think it should be.  Windows Server… Read more

Now Customers Can Actually Locate Your Resources with URL Rewriter 2.0 RTW

Today, Microsoft announced the final release of IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RTW.   Now the first reason might be obvious why you would want to rewrite a URL – when you are at a cocktail party with loud music and tasty appetizers and a potential customer asks you where they can get more info on… Read more

Improve Web User Experience with IIS SEO Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC

Remember the scene in Diehard when he shoots the glass? That was cool. What’s even cooler is now you can fine tune your Web site for the search engine, thus improving the experience for your Web users.   Today, Microsoft announced the releases of IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter… Read more

Increase Web Application Scalability and Reliability with ARR 2.0 RTW

Today, Microsoft announced the final release of IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0 RTW.   Customers – such as hosting providers, Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers, and IT Professionals are changing the way they do business as a result of ARR 2.0. ARR 2.0 delivers cost savings, elastic scalability, and flexible deployment options. With IIS… Read more

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 eBook Available as Free Download

Thanks much to the Microsoft Learning and MS Press folks for such a fantastic giveaway. I remember getting the pre-cursor for this book, Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2008, before I joined Microsoft and it was a huge help in getting grounded with the then-new OS. Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 is a deep-dive work, that'll get you… Read more

Provide a Better Web Site Experience with Faster Response Times

Have you ever hummed the Jeopardy theme song while waiting for a Web site to download – even on a high-speed Internet connection? Sometimes the problem is OUT of your control – whether it is an Internet traffic jam, scheduled maintenance, or some other unknown cause for a delay in receiving your request to view… Read more

Six Ways to Help Customers Extend their Web Sites

Wow – do we have a bunch of announcements for you! If you care about Web sites, read on. From really cool media scenarios, to making it easy getting started on the Microsoft Web Platform, to advanced tweaks to your Web site – we have something for all walks of life to check out. Let’s… Read more

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta   Perhaps you are a Web Developer or a Web Hoster who on the one hand likes PHP. But on the other hand you like Windows. It’s OK. It’s not a contradiction. Now you can run your PHP applications even better on Windows. It’s also OK… Read more

When to expect Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM

We have received many requests from our customers and partners on when they will be able to get their hands on RTM code of Windows Server 2008 R2. As the Windows Server Operations Manager, I wanted to provide a broad timeline on when different groups of customers and partners will get the final RTM code. For… Read more