Speaking at DevConnections 2013

August 26, 2013

If you’ve read my post from last week, you know that I went off the grid for 8 months, mostly because I was working on authoring yet another course for Microsoft (20487 – Developing Windows Azure and Web Services), but also partially because of my new baby boy, who made sure my laptop stays closed when I’m at home. Now that my baby is a couple of months old, I can start my conference rotation for 2013, starting with DevConnections. Speaking at DevConnections is going to be a great experience for me, for several reasons: ...

Hot off the shelf – MOC 20487B: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

August 23, 2013

A couple of days ago I published my first post after an absence of 8 months, where I promised to tell you about the course I worked on for the past couple of months. The 20487B course is an official Microsoft course, which myself and several other experts from Sela have been working on for the past 8 months. As with the previous course I wrote for Microsoft (10263 – developing WCF services), this course also took a lot of time to develop because it involved creating an elaborated lab scenario, 14 course modules, and a whole...

Fixing IIS Advanced Logging Performance Counters Errors

August 20, 2013

Last time I posted on my blog was 10 months ago, wow! Time sure goes by fast when you have a new baby and a new course to write (I’ll blog about this later, the course, not the baby). Enough with the chitchat, let’s get to business. If you’ve ever used IIS, you’ve probably realized at some point that the IIS log files are useful to a point. You can’t log specific HTTP headers from the request/response, you can’t log machine parameters, such as performance counters, and you can’t filter the logs before they are written (for...