Think Week & Microsoft Research

As Microsoft being the perfect example how to develop great software, expand and drive channel business, the company managed, to reach out to business related topics within the enterprise segment. Still, within the IT-landscape, the company values are bundled and nominated by the office suite. But if you ever experienced the power of R&D and the…

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Posting content in Spanish and Portuguese

Being part of LOB team based on LATAM I can share content in Portuguese and Spanish with our community is used to have technical info and white papers in English but we have more people speaking those languages out there.  To start my blog I’d like to share a case study from a Brazilian customer…


SQLIO Tips and Tricks for LOB Disk Performance Testing

At the request of one of our blog readers, I wanted to share several tips, tricks, and other basic considerations useful to our technology community (for my earlier post on using SQLIO to baseline performance, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/lobapps/archive/2010/09/03/using-microsoft-sqlio-to-baseline-lob-application-disk-performance.aspx). I’ve grouped these into Use Cases and Runtime Practices.     SQLIO Use Cases     You might wonder if…

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Building an SAP/Microsoft Interoperability Team

Building an SAP/Microsoft Interoperability Team I am passionate about the opportunities that are available to develop interoperability scenarios between SAP and the Microsoft platform. The ability to bring Line-of-business (LoB) data into a central portal location can improve usability and provide a better return on your technology investment. You can also improve the user experience,…

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Best Practices – SAN LUN Creation and Size Expansion for SAP Architectures

While dealing with customers over the last few months we have been encountering numerous scenarios of LUN Expansion using a methodology called Concatenation.  This method has been causing some significant performance issues in SAP environments.  Because of this it was decided that a blog needed to be created stating the proper methods for LUN size creation…

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Process Maturity: When it comes to HA, it’s more important than Technology

When most of us think about system availability and maximizing uptime, our technical backgrounds and interests often pull us into thoughts of highly available stretched clusters, redundant servers, SQL mirroring and replication, dual data centers, and the like. It’s easy to get all technical and forget for a moment about the people and process matters…

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The Cloud, about computing and services and how it relates to the SOA strategy

There is no doubt that the industry did shift from Hard- to Software years ago. We all faced the rise of IT-power and vendors for decades. Year over year, the Law of Moore described the stage, at what pace the industry will walk ahead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore’s_law). Even with good will and imagination, we have been able,…

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SAP Database Refresh: Backing Up Users

When a SAP database refresh needs to be performed, you want to make sure you back up your users in the target system so that they can be restored after the database copy. Otherwise, once you copy production to your QA or Test system, you will have all of your production users and will have…

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SAP Database Refresh: Exporting Printers in a non-production Environment

Every SAP shop performs database copies from their production system back to their QA and Test environments. One of the steps that should be performed before the database copy is performed is to export your printers for that system and then after the database copy, import those printers back into that system. The following outlines…

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