April 2016 Entries

How to Request a Certificate With a Custom Subject Alternative Name (a post for Ross of the future)

SAN wasn’t really an option until IIS 8.5 and IE10+, but now it’s yet another way to make dealing with SSL Certificates even more fun. I’m leaving this here as a post for the me of the future, as no doubt this is something that I’m going to have to deal with again: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff625722.aspx

Removing the www from a URL but preserving HTTP/HTTPS

  The easiest way to do this (I think) is to have two rules, and specify an input condition. I’m sure there is a way to do it by using HTTP/HTTPS as a variable, but in my experience simpler is better. So something like this: <rule name="Remove www http" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" ignoreCase="true" /> <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny" trackAllCaptures="true"> <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^www\.(.+)$" /> <add input="{HTTP}" pattern="^http\:\/\/$" /> </conditions> <action type="Redirect" url="http://{C:1}/{R:0}" appendQueryString="true" redirectType="Permanent" /> </rule> <rule name="Remove www https" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" /> <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny" trackAllCaptures="true"> <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^www\.(.+)$" /> <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="^https\:|/\/$" /> </conditions> <action type="Redirect" url="https://{C:1}{R:0}" /> </rule>  ...

Outlook 2016 issues with “laggy typing” and “my reply font isn’t blue”

A month or so ago I started noticing a horrible lag when writing emails in Outlook 2016. The lag was really horrible and distracting which given the amount of email I write, this is a serious problem. On top of this, the image in my signature wasn’t loading when I composed a new email (instead a placeholder “image goes here” type thing appeared, although the image would show up fine for the message recipient) and my reply font didn’t appear right – it wasn’t blue! It actually felt like there was something else wrong with it other than the colour,...