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  • Blog Post: It has been a long time since last post

    Wow, just realized that in the last 6 months I’ve only had a chance to post 2 items and I think it is about time to start this going again. So why this much silence? Well, About 8 months ago a couple of big changes happened at my division as described in this link . As part of that transition my responsibilities...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Authentication with Web Deploy and WMSVC

    By default in Windows Server 2008 when you are using the Web Management Service (WMSVC) and Web Deploy (also known as MSDeploy) it will use Basic authentication to perform your deployments. If you want to enable Windows Authentication you will need to set a registry key so that the Web Management Service...
  • Blog Post: Razor Migration Notes 2: Use URL Rewrite to maintain your Page rankings (SEO)

    This is the second note of the series: 1: Moving a SitemapPath Control to ASP.NET Web Pages My current Web Site was built using ASP.NET 2.0 and WebForms, that means that all of my pages have the extension .aspx. While moving each page to use ASP.NET Web Pages their extension is being changed to .cshtml...
  • Blog Post: Get IIS bindings at runtime without being an Administrator

    Today there was a question in StackOverflow asking whether it was possible to read the IIS binding information such as Port and Protocols from the ASP.NET application itself to try to handle redirects from HTTP to HTTPS in a way that was reliable without worrying about using different ports than 80/443...
  • Blog Post: Managing ASP.NET Configuration Settings using IIS Manager

    Today somebody asked a question about how to manage some ASP.NET configuration settings such as changing the trust level of the application and adding a few application settings and changing compilation settings to debug. I thought it would be trivial to search the web for an article or something that...
  • Blog Post: Using the SEO Toolkit to generate a Sitemap of a remote Web Site

    The SEO Toolkit includes a set of features (like Robots Editor and Sitemap Editor) that only work when you are working with a local copy of your Web Site. The reason behind it is that we have to understand where we need to save the files that we need to generate (like Robots.txt and Sitemap XML files...
  • Blog Post: Free SEO Analysis using IIS SEO Toolkit

    In my spare time I’ve been thinking about new ideas for the SEO Toolkit , and it occurred to me that rather than continuing trying to figure out more reports and better diagnostics against some random fake sites, that it could be interesting to ask openly for anyone that is wanting a free SEO analysis...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit and W3C Validation Service

    One thing that I’ve been asked several times about the SEO Toolkit is if it does a full standards validation on the markup and content that is processed, and if not, to add support for more comprehensive standards validation, in particular XHTML and HTML 4.01. Currently the markup validation performed...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit Available in 10 Languages

    A couple of months ago I blogged about the release of the v1.0.1 of the IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit . In March we released the localized versions of the SEO Toolkit so now it is available in 10 languages: English, Japanese, French, Russian, Korean, German, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Italian...
  • Blog Post: Setting up a Reverse Proxy using IIS, URL Rewrite and ARR

    Today there was a question in the IIS.net Forums asking how to expose two different Internet sites from another site making them look like if they were subdirectories in the main site. So for example the goal was to have a site: www.site.com expose a www.site.com/company1 and a www.site.com/company2...
  • Blog Post: SEO made easy with IIS URL Rewrite 2.0 SEO templates

    A few weeks ago my team released the version 2.0 of the URL Rewrite for IIS . URL Rewrite is probably the most powerful Rewrite engine for Web Applications. It gives you many features including Inbound Rewriting (ie. Rewrite the URL, Redirect to another URL, Abort Requests, use of Maps, and more), and...
  • Blog Post: Analyze your IIS Log Files - Favorite Log Parser Queries

    The other day I was asked if I knew about a tool that would allow users to easily analyze the IIS Log Files, to process and look for specific data that could easily be automated. My recommendation was that if they were comfortable with using a SQL-like language that they should use Log Parser . Log Parser...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit: Find warnings of HTTP content linked by pages using HTTPS

    Are you an developer/owner/publisher/etc of a site that uses HTTPS (SSL) for secure access? If you are, please continue to read. Have you ever visited a Web site that is secured using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) just to get an ugly Security Warning message like: Do you want to view only the webpage...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: IIS SEO Toolkit v1.0.1

    Last week we released a refresh for the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit v1.0. This version is a minor update that includes fixes for all the important bugs reported in the IIS.NET SEO Forum . Some of the fixes included in this version are: Pages sending the XHTML content type 'application...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit – Crawler Module Extensibility

    Sample SEO Toolkit CrawlerModule Extensibility In this blog we are going to write an example on how to extend the SEO Toolkit functionality, so for that we are going to pretend our company has a large Web site that includes several images, and now we are interested in making sure all of them comply...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit Extensibility

    The IIS SEO Toolkit includes a lot of functionality built-in such as built-in violation rules, processing of different content types (like HTML, CSS, RSS, etc) and more, however it might not do all the things that you would need it to do, for example, it might not process a set of documents that you...
  • Blog Post: Slides for IIS – Web Application Gallery presentation at DevConnections

    Two weeks ago I presented at DevConnections the talk "AMS10: Developing and Deploying for the Windows Web App Gallery", here are the slides. Download the Web Application Gallery Talk slides here.   A few final links: Microsoft Web Platform: http://www.microsoft.com/web/ Download Web PI...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit - New Reports (Redirects and Link Depth)

    In the new version of the IIS SEO Toolkit we added two new reports that are very interesting, both from an SEO perspective as well as from user experience and site organization. These reports are located in the Links category of the reports Redirects This report shows a summary of all the redirects that...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit - Start new analysis automatically through code

    One question that I've been asked several times is: " Is it possible to schedule the IIS SEO Toolkit to run automatically every night? " . Other related questions are: " Can I automate the SEO Toolkit so that as part of my build process I'm able to catch regressions on my application?...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: IIS SEO Toolkit v1.0 release

    Today we are announcing the final release of the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit v1.0 . This version builds upon the Beta 1 and Beta 2 versions and is 100% compatible with those versions so any report you currently have continues to work in the new version. The new version includes a set...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit Presentation at DevConnections

    Yesterday I presented the session "AMS04: Boost Your Site’s Search Ranking with the IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit" at the ASP.NET Connections, it was fun to talk to a few attendees that had several questions around the tool and SEO in general. It is always really interesting learning about all...
  • Blog Post: IIS SEO Toolkit – Report Comparison

    One of my favorites features in the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is what we called Report Comparison. Report Comparison basically allows you to compare two different versions of the results of crawling the same site to see what changed in between. This is a really convenient way to track...
  • Blog Post: Presenting at ASP.NET Connections in Las Vegas

    Next week I will be presenting at the ASP.NET Connections event in Las Vegas the following topics: AMS04: Boost Your Site’s Search Ranking with the IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit : Search engines are just robots, and you have to play by their rules if you want to see your site in the top search...
  • Blog Post: Adding IIS Manager Users and Permissions using PowerShell

    Today somebody ask in the IIS.net Forums how could they automate the process of adding IIS Manager Users and their Permissions using a script or a command line and I thought it would be useful to post something that hopefully will be easy to find and refer to. One way they found to do it through configuration...
  • Blog Post: IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit – Announcing Beta 2

    Yesterday we released the Beta 2 version of the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit . This version builds upon Beta 1 adding a set of new features and several bug fixes reported through the SEO forum : Report Comparison . Now you have the ability to compare two reports and track a lot...
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