Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…Getting the Bits From Development to Production

That’s what this is about. There is great code that has traversed the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Someone’s great idea was turned into a project that was assigned human resources with the ultimate marching orders of simply “Get’er Done”. Spec are written, costing models are completed, dev writes the code, test beats the heck…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…The TOOL MAN Cometh!! (Part 3)

Well we were rummaging around in our collective tool box and we came up with the following:FILEMON – Used for tracking down which processes are accessing particular files or particular drives on your system.http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Filemon.html  KERNRATE – Very useful for tracking down (right down to the line of code) which module in a usermode process or…

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MSCOM Ops Webcast Week…Sign Up Links

Here are the links to sign up for the upcoming webcast series. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx, then click on the More live webcasts… link at the bottom of the page scroll to the date of the event. We hope hope you can join us!! 11/7/05 Monday:Microsoft.com – High Availability Architecture (Level 200) 11/8/05 Tuesday:Microsoft.com – Configuration Management…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…The TOOL MAN Cometh!! (Part 2)

More goodness from the MSCOM Ops tool belt…(with lots more to come!). My stars! We are just scratching the surface.   WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool – Very useful web application stress tool for generating stress against a particular URL or a set of URLs. Can be combined with logparser output to simulate traffic against a…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…The TOOL MAN Cometh!!!

It is amazing to see what one little innocent question and two topic suggestions can generate.   Your question was: Do you have any good LogParser tricks?   and your topic suggestions: Scripting, Tools and Utilities   This will most definitely span multiple posts as the answers generated by the MSCOM Ops team keep pouring…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…Monitoring and Reporting (oh yeah!)

This came in as the second most popular topic that you are interested in. Huh, imagine that. You actually have to report out to somebody on what the heck the environment that you manage is doing. So do we. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly. Oh yeah we feel the same pain that you do. We…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…How Are We Organized?

More answers for you… Question: What representation does Operations have within the MS management structure? MSCOM Operations is part of the Windows Division within Microsoft.  It is a team of roughly 75 Full Time Employees (FTE) and 20 Contingent Staff/Vendors.  Roles in the operations team include Business Mgmt (5), System Engineering (Web & DB Ops –…

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Microsoft.com Webcast Week November 7-11, 2005 …Mark your calendars!!

We are pleased and very excited to be able to announce this upcoming week long series of webcast this November. Here are the links to sign up for the upcoming webcast series. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx, then click on the More live webcasts… link at the bottom of the page scroll to the date of the event. An…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…Jobs and 3rd Party Tools

We’re just gonna keep feeding this stuff to you as we get replies…  Question: What’s your one ‘must-have’ software product that isn’t produced by MS? Good question. I would have to say Keynote. We use this 3rd party, (O/S and platform agnostic), tool to measure our internet availability. It has some solid diagnostics with it that…

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