Archives / 2010 / August
  • Life after FPSE (Part 5)

    We recently hosted a group of customers from a large hosting company here at Microsoft, and as the meeting was getting started everyone in the room was introducing themselves to the other attendees. As I was shaking hands with one of our visitors, I introduced myself by name and he had a brief moment of recognition, then he asked, "Wait a minute - are you the guy that's trying to drive a stake through the heart of the FrontPage Server Extensions?" I laughed and answered, "Well, I wouldn't put it that way, but yes - that's me." He ecstatically replied "Thank you!" and proceeded to give me a high five, then he continued the discussion by explaining how much he hated the FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE).

  • Uh, yeah - I meant to fix that...

    One of my coworkers (Mike Pope) sent me the link to a great blog post by Raymond Chen that was titled "Don't forget to replace your placeholder bitmaps with real bitmaps". Raymond's blog was a good story, but he referenced another great blog post titled "We Burned the Poop", and let's be honest - who can resist reading a blog post with a great title like that? (Note: I won't spoil the impact of that blog - you should read it first.)