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.

Microsoft’s vision of the Cloud OS and what it means to you (and me)

Recently I had the opportunity to be part of a Microsoft Press Briefing where they announced System Center 2012 SP1 was released and how it played a part of their vision of the Cloud OS.  Since that briefing I’ve had a number of conversations and I thought where better than here to discuss that. What is the Cloud OS The Cloud OS is Microsoft’s vision of a consistent platform across customer datacenters, service provider datacenters and the Microsoft public cloud.  It’s the ability Read more [...]

FIX for WordPress error: Download failed. Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable.

After upgrading to WordPress 3.5 you may get an error message: Download failed. Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable. In version 3.5 they introduced a new variable in the wp-config.php file called WP_TEMP_DIR.  The resolution for this error is to add: /* Setup a temporary folder for uploading and updating */define( 'WP_TEMP_DIR', ABSPATH . 'wp-content/tmp/') ; At the end of your wp-config.php file. You may have to create the tmp folder under the wp-content Read more [...]

20 Tools for doing online marketing reconnaissance

I’m a firm believer that you can either work hard or work smart.  One place where this becomes extremely important is when it comes to online marketing.  With online marketing you can spend a lot of time and money performing trial and error or you can look at what your competitors are doing, assume they’ve put in the effort to test via trial and error and then test based off of that out.  Yes, it’s a bit of a Guerrilla marketing tactic but it generally works (of course maybe Read more [...]

Holy Crap! My Surface Tablet already has a virus

I was recording a demo today of the new picture password feature in Windows  8 and Windows RT on my surface tablet today and I think it has a virus.  Take a look at the youtube video below and let me know if you think it can be cleaned. Best viewed in full screen so you can see the detail (sorry it's so small you can see it larger here: Read more [...]

Windows Server 2012 and Partnering with Microsoft!

Today at Applied Innovations, we announced that we have officially launched Windows Server 2012 Beta cloud servers on top of a  Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cluster!  This is all really cool because it’s the first time we’ve been able to publicly discuss the amount of time we’ve been working with Microsoft around Windows Server 2012 Beta.  In fact, it’s been painful not being able to blog about all of the exciting new features that have gone into the new operating system that I believe Read more [...]