By Jess

Experienced as a Web Developer and Web Server administrator since 1994, in 1999 Jess set out to start a Web Hosting Provider that would leverage the latest in cutting edge and innovative technologies and make them available to businesses in a way that was easy to understand, easy to use and affordable. Today Applied Innovations is a recognized leader in Windows Hosting and specializes in ASP.NET, E-Commerce and Advanced Web Application Hosting.

My personal take on DotNetPanel’s decision to go open-source

Over the past month I’ve been asked several times by vendors, colleagues and friends “What do I think about DotNetPanel deciding to go open source as WebsitePanel?”  Well… I think it’s FANTASTIC! There I said it! I’ve evaluated DotNetPanel in the past and found it to be very powerful, full of features and definitely had potential. I even own licenses that I have up and running in a lab.   5/11/10 UPDATE: Before we get started, I thought it would be interesting to have ohloh Read more [...]

My personal take on DotNetPanel’s decision to go open-source

Over the past month I’ve been asked several times by vendors, colleagues and friends “What do I think about DotNetPanel deciding to go open source as WebsitePanel?”  Well… I think it’s FANTASTIC! There I said it! I’ve evaluated DotNetPanel in the past and found it to be very powerful, full of features and definitely had potential. I even own licenses that I have up and running in a lab.   5/11/10 UPDATE: Before we get started, I thought it would be interesting to have ohloh Read more [...]

Turning Windows 7 into a Wi-FI Access Point (for free!)

So I’ve become extremely fond of my iPad. I think it’s the future form factor for ‘sofa surfing’ (that’s web surfing from your sofa while watching TV).   I just checked into my hotel here in Bellevue for the Microsoft Hosting Summit and wanted to get my iPad online. The problem only wired internet was included in the room rate and the ipad is only wifi.. what to do..  So I started searching for software to convert my laptop into a wifi bridge so I could connect to it to connect Read more [...]

In air review of virgin America and my iPad

I'm currently in seat 10a on my flight to San Francisco abroad virgin America and am 38228ft above Austin traveling at 430mph and thought what a great time blog. Well first let me say this is the greatest flight experience ever! We arrived at8 am for our flight only to see the lines at southwest and continental long enough to tell us this is going to be rough little did we know it wasn't the same at virgin. I will post pics when we land as lm blogging from the iPad. Ok I'm not a fan of this Read more [...]

Great news for Windows Hosters and Windows Dedicated Hosting Customers

Microsoft has loosened the usage rights (SPUR) around Windows Web Server 2008 R2.  This is the low cost server license available from Microsoft. In the past you were limited on what could run on this server to only include web servers (HTTP) no database servers, no DNS services, nothing.   This meant you needed to opt for the more expensive licenses and many customers would opt against splitting these services out to independant servers for this reason.  The new SPUR for January Read more [...]