For The Developers!

A blog by a Geek for Geeks

January, 2008

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About Adventures in Server Land

My name is Jason Olson and I am a Technical Evangelist working with the core services in Longhorn Server. I am a member of the Developer and Platform Evangelism team and, well, I'm a geek. I like being a geek, I like geeky things, I like technology. Yup, I'm a geek.

My personal blog can be found at http://www.managed-world.com. Everything from this blog will be cross-posted there in the future, so if you wish to have the "blow by blow" account of it all (including personal posts), feel free to subscribe to that blog instead.

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    New App Compat Video - Debugging

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    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...
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    WS08 Feature of the Week #14 - Sub-queues in MSMQ 4.0

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    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...
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    New App Compat Video - MSI Installer Issues

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    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...
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    WS08 Feature of the Week #13 - Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)

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    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...
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    An actually funny video about Windows Server

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    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...
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    WS08 Feature Of The Week #12 - IIS7 Administration API

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    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...
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    Video - App Compat and Windows Server 2008

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    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...
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