Issue 8

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Announcements
  • Product Highlight
  • Community Highlight
  • Community Links
  • Forums
  • Social Media
  • Sponsors

Introduction

Welcome to the October 2011 IIS Community Newsletter edition.  For those who live in areas like me, Fall is here.  Leaves are changing colors, snow is right around the corner.  I've been hanging around the forums and noticed HCamper (aka Martin) answering TONS of questions.  If you have a problem, post your questions, bet you'll get a response.  If you have an article, tips/tricks, usergroup that involves IIS or related technologies. Feel free to drop us a line at info@iisnewsletter.com

Thank you,

Steve Schofield
Windows Server MVP - IIS
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Announcements

FTP Clients - Part 10: FTP Voyager

For this installment in my series about FTP Clients, I'd like to take a look at FTP Voyager from Rhino Software. For this blog I used FTP Voyager 15.2.0.17, and it is available from the following URL:

http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/archive/2011/10/21/ftp-clients-part-10-ftp-voyager.aspx

Robert McMurray Blog
http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/default.aspx

Microsoft Announces SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux!

In this morning’s keynote address at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2011 , Quentin Clark (Corporate Vice President at Microsoft) announced that a preview of the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux will soon be widely available to customers. Yes, you read that right. Microsoft plans to release a driver that provides 1st class access to SQL Server from Linux/Unix operating systems. Recently, Microsoft has been working closely with a handful of partners to get feedback on private releases of the driver. A publicly available preview release of the driver is planned for later this fall . Prior to the announcement, I had a chance to chat with Shekhar Joshi, Program Manager for the driver.

http://blogs.iis.net/bswan/archive/2011/10/13/microsoft-announces-sql-server-odbc-driver-for-linux.aspx

Product Highlight

WebMatrix 2 Beta - Integrating with IIS Developer Express

I want to take the time to describe how WebMatrix works with IIS Express, the development web server. I hope that by the end of this article, users will better understand what IIS Express is capable of and how it works with WebMatrix

http://blogs.iis.net/rlucero/archive/2011/10/14/webmatrix-2-beta-integrating-with-iis-developer-express.aspx

Community Highlight

Kerberos Troubleshooting
IIS 7+ Kerberos authentication failure: KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2011/10/26/iis-7-kerberos-authentication-failure-krb-ap-err-modified.aspx

Why is PHP 5.3 on Windows faster than previous PHP versions?
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brian_swan/archive/2011/10/12/why-is-php-5-3-on-windows-faster-than-previous-php-versions.aspx

How to convert CIDR IP block lists to IIS applicationHost.config format
http://dotnetslackers.com/IIS/re-581898_How_to_convert_CIDR_IP_block_lists_to_IIS_applicationHost_config_format.aspx

What’s new in WCF 4.5? Automatic HTTPS endpoint for IIS
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/idof/archive/2011/10/05/what-s-new-in-wcf-4-5-automatic-https-endpoint-for-iis.aspx

ASP.NET Thread Usage on IIS 7.5, IIS 7.0, and IIS 6.0
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tmarq/archive/2007/07/21/asp-net-thread-usage-on-iis-7-0-and-6-0.aspx

Community

Import Apache mod_rewrite rules
http://www.dotnetexpertguide.com/2011/10/import-apache-modrewrite-rules-iis-7.html

Using Node.js in an ASP.NET MVC application with iisnode
http://dotnetslackers.com/IIS/re-588067_Using_Node_js_in_an_ASP_NET_MVC_application_with_iisnode.aspx

How to install PHP 5.3 (good article)
http://www.iishacks.com/2011/02/14/how-to-install-php-5-3-fastcgi-on-windows-2008-iis-7/

The service is starting or stopping. Please try again later.
http://iisbrasil.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/the-service-is-starting-or-stopping-please-try-again-later/

20 Linux tools for monitoring (I always like articles that discuss monitoring)
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/top-linux-monitoring-tools.html

Beginner’s Guide: How IIS Process ASP.NET Request
http://abhijitjana.net/2010/03/14/beginner%e2%80%99s-guide-how-iis-process-asp-net-request/

Use Request filters in Dotnetnuke
http://dotnetslackers.com/IIS/re-582231_Using_request_filters_in_DotNetNuke_to_restrict_website_access.aspx

Setting up XAMPP(Apache) with IIS on Windows
http://techbrij.com/752/setting-up-xampp-apache-iis-windows

How to setup Mercurial server on Windows/IIS
http://blog.schuager.com/2010/03/how-to-setup-mercurial-server-on.html

Three methods to redirect HTTP to HTTPS
http://www.iis-aid.com/articles/how_to_guides/three_methods_redirect_http_https

Using Service Bus Queues with WCF
http://dotnetslackers.com/IIS/re-577814_Using_Service_Bus_Queues_with_WCF.aspx

This is a definite must have read for anyone using IIS. Scott Forsyth's Web Pro Series continues
http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/tags/Web+Pro+Series/default.aspx

Forums

One of my favorite methods interacting with the community is answering questions on discussion forums. It's amazing the questions posted and it's an opportunity to learn something too! Here are a couple tidbits posted by IIS Team members.

http://forums.iis.net

In the past 3 days, the most popular thread for everyone has been

ApplicationPoolIdentity gives access to the local disks by default ?
http://forums.iis.net/p/1182699/2000390.aspx#2000390


The post with the most views is

"WFF Stuck on Installing ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools".
http://forums.iis.net/p/1179560/1987599.aspx#1987599

Social Media related to IIS

Many community members share via Twitter.com and other outlets. Here are a few to get started! If you have a Twitter account, Facebook page or something, please forward to info@iisnewsletter.com or send me a direct message at http://www.twitter.com/steveschofield

ASP.NET is now on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/asp.net

Twitter
http://twitter.com/aspnet

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