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IIS Express Announced
[This post was published on my Posterous site a couple of days ago and should have automagically appeared here. It didn’t, so I include it now for completeness] ScottGu has blogged about a new version of IIS, IIS Express that’s intended to deliver a mix of the ease of use of the ASP.NET Development Server...
1 Jul 2010
TechDays Presentations on ASP.NET and jQuery
It’s taken me a while to get around to this – apologies for that – but below are my PowerPoint decks from UK TechDays. I’ll also publish the app I used to demo jQuery (most of my jQuery session was based on the app so the PowerPoint below is quite short). I should get that done in the next hour or so...
30 Apr 2010
Search Engine Optimisation
Here I go again on the importance of SEO and the benefits of the SEO Toolkit :). I put together a short slide deck summarising things. The important things to know are [a] it’s good at what it does [b] it’s free [c] it works with IIS7.x so if you have Windows Vista / 7 / Server 2008 / Server 2008 R2...
15 Dec 2009
Web Platform Slideshow
This is a deck from a session I delivered recently trying to round-up some of the highlights of the next wave of .NET from a web dev perspective. There’s not much of a narrative to it but it hits most of the ‘futures’ highlights (with a brief detour into current MVC). Feel free to use any / all of it...
15 Dec 2009
Deliver better video with IIS Smooth Streaming
IIS Smooth Streaming is one of those “wow” technologies – watch the video and you get a real sense of just how dramatic a difference it can make to the user experience for media delivered over the web. I’ve put together a short video showing how easy it is to get started creating and delivering content...
1 Dec 2009
Search Engine Optimization in ASP.NET
A few days ago I posted about my adventures with the SEO Toolkit and some of its features for ensuring your site is as SEO friendly as possible. Today I noticed that K.Scott Allen has an article in the September issue of MSDN Magazine entitled " Search Engine Optimization with ASP.NET 4.0, Visual...
12 Oct 2009
Adventures with the SEO Toolkit
Well, TBH, things didn’t get off to the best of starts as my attempts to install the SEO Toolkit via the Web Platform Installer failed. I hunted around but couldn’t find it. Funny though that if you click the link on the SEO Toolkit page , Web PI fires up and offers you the option to install the SEO...
7 Oct 2009
Web Platform Installer
I’ve realised that despite all the noise about it , I’ve pretty much managed to ignore the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) to date. Which is a shame because I know it does some pretty cool things, takes a lot of the drudgery out of configuring your machine and, from today, I’m actually convinced that...
19 Jun 2009
And Getting ASP.NET Routing Up and Running in Web Applications and on IIS7
Just a quick follow-up to my previous post. To get routing working in a web application project you can follow exactly the same steps for the website in my previous post . I also deployed my website to IIS7 running in the default app pool. To do this you need to make a couple of changes to the <system...
6 Nov 2008
MIX 09 Announced
PDC's just out of the way and it's already time to start thinking about MIX. I saw this logo on the website and thought we were going to be expected to run a 10K in the desert. Fortunately it's 10K of storage and a challenge to do as much as you can with only 10k. There's also the traditional restyle...
6 Nov 2008
Expression Encoder 2 Sp1 is Out
And includes: Silverlight 2 mediaplayer templates H.264 encoding for devices A/B compare enhancements Audio overlays WebDAV publishing Authoring for IIS Smooth Streaming Get it from the Microsoft Download Center - Microsoft® Expression® Encoder 2 Service Pack 1 Technorati Tags: expression ...
2 Nov 2008
PDC 2008 Session Video Downloads
If you want to watch any of the PDC 2008 sessions, you can simple peruse the session list at: http://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx select the session you want to watch and click the "Watch Session Recording" icon. On the other hand, if you want to download sessions, you might...
29 Oct 2008
ReMix UK 08 Developer Track
Things are starting to shape up nicely on the developer track so I thought I'd try and give you a flavour of what you'll see if (surely "when"?) you join us in Brighton in September for ReMix UK. There'll be a big focus on rich client with Silverlight, WPF and IE8 featuring prominently. You...
21 Jul 2008
Securing Against SQL Injection
Anything that can be done to make it easier to build more secure applications has to be a good thing. I spotted that yesterday we announced three new tools to help protect and identify potential SQL injection issues with ASP.NET and classic ASP applications. HP Scrawlr A black-box analysis tool that...
25 Jun 2008
Mix08 Keynote - ScottGu on Silverlight
Big news More than 1.5M downloads of Silverlight per day Silverlight 2 Beta 1 available from today Silverlight for Mobile Silverlight 2 supports adaptive streaming for media - inspection of target machine capabilities and network characteristics to switch bit rates on the fly to optimise viewing experience...
5 Mar 2008
MSDN Event: Microsoft’s Web Platform. IIS7 and ASP.NET 3.5
Thanks to everyone who attended this event on Tuesday night. I hope you had a good time and learned a few things along the way. You'll be able to find the PowerPoint decks that Martin and I used on the post events page (soon). In the meantime, here are the links from my resources slide: ASP.NET http...
10 Jan 2008
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