Yes, We Recycle!…That Includes AppPools

And I am not just talking about Aluminum and Polystyrene.   Application Pool recycling is one great feature of IIS6 but how do you know if it is helping you or hurting you?  It’s great for availability and reliability but it can also be masking real problems with code running in your applications. If you are…

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Microsoft.com and its ADFS Implementation

Active Directory Federated Service, ADFS, is a Windows Server 2003 (R2) component that facilitates a trust between two or more organizations that will allow the sharing of multiple resources while maintaining each organization’s ability to manage their own set of users. One of the significant challenges faced when trying to implement any new solution is…

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A Little VBS Script Saves the Day

A couple of years ago, on January 28th, 2004 to be exact, I was working another late night at the office when I got a visit from the General Manager of Microsoft.com. He was walking the halls desperately seeking someone to quickly develop a tool/utility to give to customers to help them determine if their…

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Why Is That Elephant In the Room?…View From The Top

This is the latest in the View From the Top series of blog post written by the management of Microsoft.com Operations and Portal Team. This contribution is from Todd Weeks, Sr. Director. Have you ever had a manager tell you “Work Smarter”, and then be really frustrated or even offended at the fact that it…

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