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New App Compat Video - Debugging
A new video has been posted to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. In this video, we discuss tools and resources you should know about when debugging application compatibility issues. From the description of the video: "´╗┐In this video, we sit down (well, stand up actually) with Chris Jackson and Gov Maharaj to chat about debugging application compatibility issues (and some of the things Microsoft has done to mitigate typical app compat issues we've run into)." Enjoy ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:43 PM

WS08 Feature of the Week #14 - Sub-queues in MSMQ 4.0
What are sub-queues? Subqueues are implicitly created local queues that are logical partitions of a physical queue. Applications can use subqueues to group messages. Subqueues are implicitly created when opened, are deleted when empty, and have no open handles. Messages cannot be sent to a subqueue. Messages can be received from subqueues, moved between the main queue and its subqueue, or moved between a pair of sibling subqueues. Subqueues do not have their own properties or state, but share the ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:19 PM

New App Compat Video - MSI Installer Issues
I have posted a new video to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. This video discusses common MSI Installer Issues you might run into if deploying an application onto Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. From the description of the video: "In this video, we chat with Robert Flaming about application compatibility issues around Windows Installer for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Mark Taylor, from our first Application Compatibility video, sits in as well to fire off some important ......

Posted On Friday, January 18, 2008 7:33 PM

WS08 Feature of the Week #13 - Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)
What is Windows Process Activation Service? Windows Process Activation Service, also referred to as WAS, is a new component in IIS 7.0 that manages application pool configuration and worker processes instead of the WWW process. This enables the same configuration for both HTTP and non-HTTP sites to be used. Thanks to this separation (and in combination with the new modular architecture of IIS 7.0), you can even host non-HTTP sites without the WWW Service even being installed in the first place. How ......

Posted On Friday, January 18, 2008 7:12 PM

An actually funny video about Windows Server
Well, at least I found it funny. A coworker brought this to my attention today. I thought it was pretty clever and enjoyed it. Then again, I've known for a while how great Windows Server 2008 is :). Here's an excerpt: Once I was almost famous. For years, my friends and I were on the front lines: we were the Windows Server 2003 servers that powered, one of the hottest Web sites in the world. Then, early last summer, everything changed. Quietly, without warning, the new kids took over. ......

Posted On Friday, January 11, 2008 10:52 PM

WS08 Feature Of The Week #12 - IIS7 Administration API
Hello everyone, and welcome back after our winter break hiatus. We have a lot of cool features to cover in the coming weeks that will especially show off the power of Windows Server 2008 as an application server. So, this week we will kick off the new year by taking a short little peek at the new management API coming in IIS7. What is new in IIS7 Administration? IIS7 provides a comprehensive managed-code API that allows complete manipulation of the XML configuration files and convenience access to ......

Posted On Friday, January 11, 2008 8:28 PM

Video - App Compat and Windows Server 2008
As part of the "Developer Meet Server" show on Channel 9, I have started a new series of videos on the topic of application compatibility for Windows Server 2008. I will be releasing one video interview per week all the way until launch, so make sure to keep an eye open! in this first video, we discuss a bunch of topics in this video that are very pertinent to the topic of Application Compatibility on Windows Server 2008, from Session 0 Isolation to IIS 7 to Mandatory Integrity Control, among many ......

Posted On Friday, January 11, 2008 8:10 PM

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