The Mystery of the Missing Process Performance Counter in Perfmon

One typical day I receive a request from a performance tester who is trying to collect some baseline production data about www.microsoft.com , 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…

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

Editors Note: One the System Engineers that run the servers that host www.Microsoft.com 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…

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Microsoft.com Operations Performance Analysis of IIS 7.0/Windows Server 2008

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…

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

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…

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Microsoft.com Engineering Operations TechCenter NEW on TechNet.Microsoft.com

The Microsoft.com Operations Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new Microsoft.com 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…

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Microsoft.com Engineering Operations Forum Is Now LIVE!!

  We are pleased to announce that the Microsoft.com 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…

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

MSCOM Operations get lots of requests from both internal and external customers on how we operate www.microsoft.com, 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…

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