Mike Volodarsky's blog

Formerly the core server PM for IIS 7.0 and ASP.NET, now I run LeanSentry.
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The next step

It's been one week since I left Microsoft, and what a week its been! I dont remember the last time I was on so little sleep :)  I'll be making some changes to www.mvolo.com and posting more info about the new stuff shortly.

I have to say though that my focus is still almost completely on IIS 7.0 and related Windows Server 2008 tech.  In the past week, I've been doing more learning and writing code than I have in a long time, which has been extremely exciting.  I've been working on and talking about the extensibility architecture of IIS 7.0 for such a long time, that using it to solve real problems becomes a very rewarding experience.  Interestingly, while the web server provides a lot of new features out of the box, the potential offered by its customization and extensibility is even greater.

In the meantime, I wanted to post about a topic I have to deal with all the time (and likely so do you): Connecting to IIS 7.0 configuration remotely using Microsoft.Web.Administration or several other configuration management APIs.  Check it out, and grab the tools that I use to make doing this easier.




Leaving Microsoft …

After almost 5 years at the company, I am both sad and excited to say that I’ll be leaving the IIS team and Microsoft at the end of this week.

Looking back, I can say that my experience at Microsoft has been truly amazing. I got to ship two amazing products, ASP.NET 2.0, and IIS 7.0.  I got to do what I love to do – design and build platform technology, while working with great people on the most ambitious web technologies Microsoft has ever released. 

I wrote more about my experience at Microsoft on my iis.net blog.

Starting next week, I will be working on a few projects around web server performance, shared hosting and scalable web farms. I'll also be working directly with customers to implement IIS 7.0 solutions using the latest and greatest IIS 7.0 capabilities. 

Also, you can count on me continuing to blog about using and extending IIS 7.0.

In the meantime, if you have an interesting IIS 7.0 project in mind and need help, let me know.