About Me

György Balássy is working as a Principal Engineer on LogMeIn’s next generation Internet of Things (IoT) cloud platform.

Before joining LogMeIn, he has been teaching web technologies and techniques on the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

He is a founding member of the local MSDN Competence Centre having important role in evangelizing the .NET platform as a speaker, book author and consultant. György provided leadership in the foundation of the Hungarian .NET community as a key evangelist on Microsoft events, technical forums and as the head of the Portal Technology Group in the MSDNCC.

He is the co-founder and host of the Enterprise Developer Meetup ad the Budapest IoT Workshop meetup series, and also a regular speaker on other community and industrial events presenting in-depth technical sessions on .NET, ASP.NET, Windows IoT and ethical hacking, with which he won the Best Speaker and the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Awards in SharePoint, ASP.NET and IIS in every years since 2004, and was selected to be the member of the ASPInsiders group.

Between 2005 and 2015 György has been the Microsoft Regional Director in Hungary.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/balassy/

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Fred Lores

    Hi György Balássy,

    My name is Fred Lores and I work at campusMVP.NET. campusMVP is a start-up of European MVPs that focus on Microsoft technology training and book publishing. Currently we offer some courses in English and we are reaching agreements with other Microsoft experts to design new certification training courses. We also have a couple of books in English that we sell through Amazon. Although we’ve been around for some time now, most of our books and courses are in Spanish.

    From reading your blog I acknowledge you are an expert in ASP.NET and other technologies. Because of this, I was wondering if you would like to participate in one of our campusMVP initiatives.

    Right now we are offering a Web Applications Development 70-515 TS exam training course. This certification course is quite extensive. It goes beyond certification purposes, providing hands on training that is so valuable both for passing the exam and being productive on the job. Microsoft MVP JM Alarcon designed and currently instructs this online course.

    We would be extremely honored if you blogged a review on the course saying straight-forwardly what you think about it and it’s teaching methodology. In order to do so, we would provide you with credentials to access the course online. Even though it’s quite extense, it wouldn’t take you much time to go over it and get a general idea. If you want you can blog about it in Hungarian.

    Here is a link to the course:


    Please get back to me if you want to take part in this initiative or if you have any questions or suggestions.

    Thanks in advance for your time,

    Fred Lores

  2. Dritani

    Hi Gregory,

    Thought you might help.

    You are moving a website from IIS 6.0 to IIS 8.0
    I can get to the main (home) page, but when I start clicking the button for other pages, I get an error “404 – File or directory not found.
    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”

    Can you help/advise?

    Please let me know if you have any questions


    1. Balássy György Post author

      Hello Dritani, unfortunately this is too few information to solve the issue, or in other words, there are so many things that can go wrong during an upgrade like yours.

      I honestly recommend you to get an on-site expert, who can take a look at the application and the server. As initial steps, I would check the URLs, compare them with the files on the server, verify whether the file extensions are registered as MIME types in IIS, check the permissions of the application pool user.


  3. Dritani

    Hi György

    Thanks for your reply.
    I have done the mime extention.
    I have added an html page and pointing to the url direkt, this works fine.
    but when I create the site on IIS 8.0, copy content from 6.0 server. I get the
    I have done the:
    -url rerwrite
    -edited the Handler Mappings
    -Network services and IIS_IUSRS security permission added.

    And now I get:

    403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.


    1. Balássy György Post author

      The usual cause of 403 is that the application is running with the identity of the application pool account, so you have to add NTFS permissions for the application pool user.


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