BizTalk Server Database Optimization article

A few months ago, I tech reviewed a very well done article on BizTalk performance. It is called "BizTalk Server Database Optimization" and it is located here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb743398.aspx John B. Brockmeyer did a great job with the article and I commend his attention to detail. I now reference this document often to my customers. I…

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Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications has been published

I’m a contributor for the book "Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications" and it is now published on Amazon.com. This was a lot of work on everyone’s part to get this completed and I got to work with a lot of old friends as well such as Mark Tomlinson and Ed Glas. Mark and I…

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Process Monitor and Process Explorer Rock!

Process Monitor by SysInternals (owned by Microsoft) (not to be confused with Process Explorer) is a rewrite from the ground up of Regmon and FileMon. It combines the features or RegMon, FileMon, and adds Processes and Threads as well. It will aggregate the data in the trace, so you can see stuff like which process…

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TrustedInstaller.exe is slain by Vista SP1!

<rhetorical question>Having performance on your Vista laptop and a disk queue length of about 20?</rhetorical question> This week has been a particularly bad week where the TrustedInstaller.exe was wreaking havoc on my disk so much that my laptop was unusable for minutes at a time… nothing new, but extremely irritating. I typically disable and kill…

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