Infrastructure


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Today I went on an unusual journey, and it involved paying the price for configuring Microsoft’s web server (specifically, IIS 8.0 and 8.5) with scant regard for why it works the way it does.  Let me start at the beginning.. As of Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 (Windows Server 2012) […]

Server Name Indication (SNI) – a journey


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Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with IIS 8.5, and in this release an issue has been found in relation to the Dynamic Compression module.  The module sets the “Vary” header which is used to specify caching properties that the browser uses to determine whether the response should be cached or […]

IIS 8.5 Dynamic Compression Issue




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Welcome, 2015 – may you be an improvement on your predecessor. Today’s article focuses on the deceptively non-trivial task of reading from the Windows Event Logs using the Microsoft .NET Framework.  For those who haven’t looked there in a while, here’s a quick look at the Event Viewer: The Windows […]

Programmatically Reading Event Logs



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Introduction We have a requirement at the moment to modify AD FS 3.0 (which is a role in Windows Server 2012 R2) to allow users to authenticate without having to specify the domain name.  This is for two reasons – the current external system doesn’t have a requirement to prefix […]

Using alterative AD attributes to authenticate to AD FS 3.0









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Yesterday I attended an executive breakfast briefing hosted by Oracle at the Hyatt Hotel in Yarralumla. The event was hosted by Oracle’s Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Long and also featured a case study by NTT Communications. As usual, I took shorthand notes based partly off the presentation slides and mostly […]

Oracle Cloud Strategy Breakfast





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In the past few months, the folks at DZone put a call out to their very talented and knowledgeable MVPs to volunteer to develop a comprehensive guide to current Cloud computing options.  Today, I’m happy to write that the FREE guide is now available from DZone.com.  Honestly, researching the right […]

Introducing the DZone definitive guide to Cloud providers