Author archive: Jess

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How to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 with a VHD
December 4, 2009
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I have a new Dell M4400 laptop that I just got up and running with Windows 7 and thought “WOW! It would be great to boot this thing as Hyper-V server and just run the demos on there … but I have everything installed already!”  What to do? The solution turns out to be incredibly simple: Dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 using boot from VHD.  At the end of the day the only drawbacks seem to be that I’ll lose the ability to hibernate when I’m booted off of VHD Read more [...]
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ScottGu announces WebsiteSpark Program
September 24, 2009
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  Earlier today, ScottGu (pictured to the right of me and no I’m not about to spit on him!) announced the WebsiteSpark program. WebsiteSpark is a new program by Microsoft to help independent web developers and designers build on the Microsoft Web platform.  Applied Innovations was selected as one of the first hosters involved in this program and I’m personally excited as the prospects this program means for web developers that have been hesitant to move to the Windows Platform Read more [...]
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JessCoburn.Com running on ARR! and that not be Pirate speak thar Matey!
August 9, 2009
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3 Blog posts to say “Hey I’m running on my site load balanced using ARR”. This is the third and hopefully last blog post for tonight.  I posted two other posts tonight: Discusses the first stage of Applied Innovations Cloud Initiative. Discusses ARR & Load balancing. All of this was to explain how I’m running my website currently (which I tend to test everything on first so I break it a lot but you have to break eggs to make cake, right?). ARR or Application Request Routing Read more [...]
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Elastic Computing AKA Cloud Computing as provided by Applied Innovations
August 8, 2009
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I broke this post up into a series of posts. The first post (just published) gives an overview of ARR in IIS7 and why it’s cool. This post is going to talk about the first stage of cloud computing we’ve deployed at Applied Innovations and the benefit’s of it such that you could use it today to control your own hosted IT Infrastructure costs. About the Applied Innovations Cloud Platform. Applied Innovations is a charter member of Microsoft’s Dynamic Datacenter Alliance. The alliance is Read more [...]
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A little info about Application Request Routing (or ARR) in IIS7.
August 8, 2009
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In the 10 years I’ve been working with Windows as a web hosting platform (and the 15 or so I’ve been working with web servers period), I can confidently say that IIS7 is without question the best web server platform to date.  Microsoft has been working on a plug-in for IIS called Application Request Routing (or ARR). The first version of ARR provided a suite of tools that allowed it to function as a Application Layer Load Balancer! The recently updated beta version extends that functionality Read more [...]