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 and posting more info about the new stuff shortly. I have to say though that my focus is still almost completely on IIS … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…] moves again

Ever since I started blogging about IIS 7.0, I had the plan to do it on a server that was running the actual technology I was blogging about … I deviated a little from the plan when I first stated out, making the first few posts using GoDaddy’s QuickBlog. Shortly afterwards, I moved to a self-hosted IIS … [Read more…]

IIS 7.0 ships: a trip down memory lane

After 5 years in development, IIS 7.0 is finished! Personally, it is hard to believe that it is over. I remember joining the IIS 7.0 team over 4 years ago, when the project was in its infancy, to drive the design of the web server engine. I remember getting in the room with all of … [Read more…] is back!

After several weeks of move-related outages, is back online at its new home at MaximumASP. I am temporarily retiring the old server that sat in my friend’s garage for the past 8 months, until I decide to self-host it again in my new apartment.  My friend is moving out of the house, so this … [Read more…]

Temporary outages

You may have noticed being unavailable at certain points over the past two days.  I am in the process of moving the server across the country, and that combined with certain other toubles with the internet setup is contributing to spotty availability. Next week the server will find its new permanent home so it … [Read more…]


If you havent heard from me in a while, its because I’ve been busy getting married and enjoying the honeymoon in the Caribbean! I’ll be returning next week and will be picking up the pace posting some new content and goodies for IIS7 (which, by the way, we just got down to 0 bugs for … [Read more…]

DNS Trouble – please bear with me

I’ve been having a lot of DNS trouble over the past week, caused by the router losing its dynamic IP address and the DNS records becoming invalid, causing the blog to be unavailable. After months of keeping the same IP, the router decided to lose it twice in 4 days 🙂  Granted, I should have … [Read more…]

A look at the IIS7 web server in MSDN magazine

The march edition of MSDN magazine is live, containing my article about the IIS7 web server in Windows Vista.  The article is an overview of the many features and architectural changes in IIS7, that hopefully will point people towards the specific things that they may want to learn more about and try. It’s all about … [Read more…]

The self-hosted journey is finally coming to an end

After several months with GoDaddy’s QuickBlog, I am finally moving over to a self-hosted IIS7 server running Community Server. Today marks the final milestone of the move – switching the GoDaddy’s nameservers for to point to the dynamic DNS nameservers of  Here is the new setup: Windows “Longhorn” Server running the IDX 1 … [Read more…]