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The Mystery of the Missing Process Performance Counter in Perfmon

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:57:00 +0000

One typical day I receive a request from a performance tester who is trying to collect some baseline production data about , the request seemed simple collect a couple of performance counter values during peak hours and post the data back to him .  I started to collecting data from my machines. One of...

SE Tips and Tricks — Save aTS Session Run Remote… Find Hyper V information

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:58:00 +0000

Editors Note: One the System Engineers that run the servers that host told me that he wanted to start posting some of the methods and tips and tricks that they use when managing one of the most heavily visitied web site in the world.  This post kicks off this series.  1) How to remotely find... Operations Performance Analysis of IIS 7.0/Windows Server 2008

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 14:12:00 +0000

Now that Windows Server 2008 has been released earlier this year many enterprises are assessing the value proposition of moving to the Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0.  As an IT Pro or decision maker in this process you want real world working proof to make your decision clearer.  Sure, the new file based configuration...

New IIS 7.0 White Paper…Internet Information Services 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 Provides an Improved Web and Application Platform

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:20:00 +0000

This paper discusses the management, security, performance and extensibility improvements when Windows Server 2008 is deployed to host and manage applications and services that run on the server and/or over the Web. Check it out on this TechNet link!

Modern .NET Development and The Joy of Simple LINQ to SQL

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:51:00 +0000

Introduction – Modern .NET Development It took me a while to realize it, but Microsoft .NET application development has significantly evolved in the past year and a half. This is not your dad’s .NET. The following releases have added many considerable advances in .NET application development technologies:                                                 Microsoft Product Release Date Major Features .NET... Engineering Operations TechCenter NEW on

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:44:00 +0000

The Operations Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new Engineering Operations TechCenter. This site ids designed with the ITPro/Systems Engineer in mind. We get to work on some cutting edge technologies and our goal is to share our experiences, best practices, and findings with the ITPro/Systems Engineering community. Take a... Engineering Operations Forum Is Now LIVE!!

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:03:00 +0000

  We are pleased to announce that the Engineering Operations Forum is now live on TechNet.  Come join us in discussions that are focused on Engineering Operations. Ask questions, give us your insights, help us build the community of folks that are engaged in real-world systems engineering. Log in with your Windows Live ID...

Systems Engineering Architecture Consultation…”Help Us to Help You!”

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:06:00 +0000

MSCOM Operations get lots of requests from both internal and external customers on how we operate, Microsoft Update, and the Microsoft Download Center (just to name a few). Those customers are asking about a wide variety of topics that we may be able to help them with. Topics like our best practices we use...

IIS7.0 Lessons Learned In MSCOM Production Environment – On Demand Webcast

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 15:48:00 +0000

MSCOM has been running IIS7.0 in production since June 12, 2007. On November 27 we did a webcast entitled: How Microsoft IT Is Providing an Improved Web and Applications Platform with Internet Information Services 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 In case you missed this live event we would like to invite you to use the...

Analyzing HTTP Traffic On Your IIS 7.0 Cluster

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:11:00 +0000

If you have ever run an enterprise web site you have probably received a panicked call from a customer or from your Tier 1 monitoring team that your site was responding slowly or throwing 500 errors and that you needed to resolve this issue ASAP.   Maybe you are rolling out a new application or software...