Office Web Viewer

While Skydrive’s been able to display Office documents in your web browser for what seems like ages now, check this out:

Do you have Office documents on your website or blog that you want your readers to view even if they don’t have Office installed?  Would you rather view a document before downloading it?  To give your audience a better experience, try the Office Web Viewer.

What is the Office Web Viewer?

It’s a service that creates Office Web Viewer links.  Office Web Viewer links open Word, PowerPoint or Excel files in the browser that would otherwise be downloaded. You can easily turn a download link into an Office Web Viewer link to use in your website or blog (e.g., recipes, photo slide show, a menu, or a budget template).

Some benefits of the Office Web Viewer include:

  • You don’t need to convert Office files for the web (e.g., PDF, HTML).
  • Anyone can view Office files from your website or blog, even if they don’t have Office.
  • It keeps eyes on your website or blog, because readers don’t need to download the file and they stay in the browser.
  • One link will work for computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

Yup, it’s a service which creates viewable links to Office documents, in a browser.

App Pool Recycling Defaults: Why 1740 minutes?

Without doubt, one of the most FAQ when discussing Application Pools in IIS Admin and Troubleshooting workshops!

Scott Forsyth shares Wade’s answer

In Wade’s words: “you don’t get a resonate pattern”.

then follows up with useful advice on establishing your own best recycling interval:

First off, I think 29 hours is a good default. For a situation where you don’t know the environment, which is the case for a default setting, having a non-resonate pattern greater than one day is a good idea.

However, since you likely know your environment, it’s best to change this.

Lots of useful information and commentary in a post that’s sure to become a genre classic. Really. No sarcasmo.