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  • Blog Post: 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....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #11 - Transactional NTFS + USB Flash Drive

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will revisit a prior Fear Of The Week technology that we discussed in order to show off a cool capability of that technology. If you are a developer wanting to mess around with TxF (Transactional NTFS), you should...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #10 - Application Recovery and Restart

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week’s newsletter will be short and sweet. We will go over the new Application Recovery and Restart API. The API itself is very small and very simple to use (which, in my opinion, is “A Good Thing” TM). What is Application...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #9 - Restart Manager

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this week’s edition of the “Longhorn Server Feature of the Week”, we will be taking a look at a new feature in Vista and Longhorn Server: the Restart Manager. What is the Restart Manager? The primary reason software updates...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #8 - Windows Error Reporting

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we take quick dive into some of the enhancements that have been made to Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Vista and Longhorn Server. What is Windows Error Reporting (WER)? Windows Error Reporting enables users to notify...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #7 - Boot Configuration Data

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will be looking at the robust replacement for boot.ini in Windows Vista and Longhorn Server: Boot Configuration Data. What is Boot Configuration Data? Boot configuration data (BCD) provides a store that is used to...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #6 - Windows Remote Management

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will take a short little peek at the new Windows Remote Management infrastructure in Vista and Longhorn Server. What is Windows Remote Management? Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #5 - Task Scheduler 2.0

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this fifth installment, we will take a short little peek at a series of enhancements coming in Vista and Longhorn Server to the Task Scheduler. What is the Task Scheduler API? The Task Scheduler API is an API that enables you...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #4 - Kernel Transaction Manager

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. As mentioned last week, this week we will look at the component that enables new technologies like Transactional NTFS and the Transactional Registry in Vista and Longhorn Server: the Kernel Transaction Manager. What is the Kernel...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #3 - Transactional Registry

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this week’s newsletter, we will continue on the “Transactions Bandwagon” by discussing the Transactional Registry. This newsletter will be short and sweet as, truth be told, this feature still needs to have a bit more documentation...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #2 - Remote Differential Compression

    [Update: Added link to RDC Whitepaper and blurb about RDC dogfooding in DFS Replication (thanks cfsbloggers)] Hello everyone, and welcome to the second installment of the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will take a short little peek at a feature coming in Vista and Longhorn Server...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #1 - Transactional NTFS

    Hello everyone, and welcome to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In the Feature Of The Week Newsletter, we visit a new feature coming in Longhorn Server every week. The goal is that these are nice, short, and efficient to minimize the amount of effort required by you, the reader. With every Feature...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server Feature Of The Week

    I am starting a new category/feature on this blog. It is something that I've started to do internally and I hope to share with all of you :). The feature is called the Longhorn Server Feature of the Week. Every Friday, I will talk about a new/enhanced feature coming with Vista or Longhorn Server....
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