Just Installing VS2012 Can Break VS2010 Websites

Last week, I installed Visual Studio 2012, to play around with new features. We’re probably not ready to move our production code to VS2012 yet, but I just wanted to see what’s new. I should probably have installed it in a virtual machine, but hey, this is a well tested, production ready Microsoft product …… Continue reading Just Installing VS2012 Can Break VS2010 Websites

Accessing ASP.NET Session from ServiceStack

This content is based heavily upon an answer I posted on StackOverflow. Oh, ok then, it’s almost an exact copy. Recently, I’ve ripped WCF out of the heart of a project at work, and replaced it with ServiceStack. There were a couple of reasons for doing this.  Firstly, for the relatively simple API we wanted… Continue reading Accessing ASP.NET Session from ServiceStack

Running ASP.NET 4.0 Web Applications on IIS 6

Today, I decided to install a NuGet gallery on our development server at work, in order that we can host our internal packages there, and make them easily available to all projects.  The problem, our development server is not exactly state of the art, and runs Windows Server 2003 SP2 and IIS 6.0.  It did… Continue reading Running ASP.NET 4.0 Web Applications on IIS 6

An Alternative to Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in IIS 7

Recently, I needed to ensure that a whole ASP.NET web application was forced to deliver content over a secure connection. Almost every page in the application contained sensitive data, and is was deemed acceptable for the small number of pages which didn’t contain secure content to be delivered over HTTPS too.  I started looking around… Continue reading An Alternative to Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in IIS 7