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...

Wrapping up SDP Nov. 2012

November 29, 2012

Wow, a conference that lasts 8 days, that a first. So here’s the gist of what I taught in 5 of these days: What’s new in WCF 4.5 In this 1-hour session I covered some of the important new features of WCF 4.5, such as Intellisense for configuration, UDP and WebSockets bindings, and improved support for streaming and compression. Debugging the Web with Fiddler In this 1-day tutorial we saw how to use Fiddler to debug, test, and...

BUILD 2012 – Day 4 Overview

November 3, 2012

First session of Day 4 was about advanced cloud service development. I came in a bit late so I missed the introduction, but the part about diagnostics and IIS 8 was nice – IIS 8 and Windows Server 2012 offer new stuff such as .NET 4.5 on web/worker roles, SignalR, and Websocket support. CDN and traffic manager cover was shallow, but the Service Bus part was nice where he showed service bus topics. Session number 2 was about Windows Azure Storage. There are a couple of new things coming to Azure Storage, and new stuff that...
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BUILD 2012 – Day 3 Overview

November 2, 2012

Day 3 began with a great keynote session by Scott Hanselman, one hour that recapped my entire webdev history (being doing this stuff for the past 15 years). The bottom line of the session was – remember that you also have a very powerful machine on your desk (or legs if it’s a laptop), so don’t just throw everything on the server, try to also use javascript to do stuff. After Scott’s session I stayed in the hall for the TypeScript session. Writing JavaScript with JavaScript – well, as long as it doesn’t like...
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BUILD 2012 – Day 2 Overview

November 1, 2012

So day 2 started with a keynote that had “Windows Azure” written all over the stage, so that was promising (see overview of day 1). By the way, if you’ll compare the stage to yesterday’s keynote you’ll see the stage is empty – that is because all the demos are in the cloud Some of the stuff shown in the keynote: Mobile Services. this feature was rolled out in August, but the demo was very good and managed to show the highlights of Mobile...
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BUILD 2012 – Day 1 Overview

Ok, first, just in case you aren’t familiar with my work – I’m a server/web/cloud guy, not a client guy, so all the hype about Windows 8 and Phone 8 sounds to me like “bla bla bla”. I’m into servers and Windows Azure, so day 2 and on is more to my like than Day 1. So day 1 began with the keynote where Steve Ballmer did his “shopping channel” appearance, showing the various hardware running Windows 8. BTW, in the first photo, on the left, you can notice an 82” surface ....
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Two months speaking spree

October 5, 2012

If you’ve been checking my blog in the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed I haven’t been posting much. In the past two months I have been traveling around the world, speaking in conferences and local user groups. So to sum up this intensive, fun times, here’s a list of all conferences I visited and links to all the material I showed. What’s new in WCF 4.5 Building scalable, low-latency web apps with Windows Azure Embracing HTTP with the ASP.NET Web API ...

Slides and demo from my Azure UG session

July 26, 2012

Early this week I had a session about building scalable, low-latency, secured web applications with Windows Azure. During the session, and despite all the network problems we had, I showed how to migrate an ASP.NET 4 MVC app to Windows Azure and incorporate the following features: Cloud services (compute) Storage CDNs Full IIS support Diagnostics ACS and claim-based identities with WIF SQL Azure Caching worker roles The demo code and the...
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Fixing issues with IIS Express 8 after installing Windows Azure SDK 1.7

June 24, 2012

If you are having problems using IIS Express 8 to host local Azure deployments after installing the Windows Azure SDK 1.7, you should probably continue reading this… One of the new features of the Azure SDK 1.7 is the support for running local emulator with IIS Express 8 instead of the full IIS. This is supported for both Windows 7 and Windows 8. At first when I tried this feature it simply didn’t wok. I previously had IIS Express 7.5 on my machine, and after installing the new SDK, I created a new web role, and when...
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Hi, my name is Ido Flatow, and in this session we will talk about…

March 23, 2012

In the next couple of months, I’m going to say that phrase many times. My speaking engagements last year at VSLive in Redmond and Orlando, and in the North-American MCT Summit in San-Francisco marked my first steps into the world of becoming an international speaker. Until that time, most of my speaker experience came from speaking back home in Israel in courses and conferences, and here and there teaching a course abroad in Sela’s branches in the world. Speaking in a conference is somewhat similar to a course, only 10x times the size of the audience, and more pressure...
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