The Tasty Morsels Found In Dogfood… MSCOM OPS Top 10 Changes In IIS7.0

Dogfood….yummmm! Yes it is true, Microsoft.com has been running Beta 3 of Windows Server 2008 in production since June 12, 2007. What does that mean? 78 of 80 servers that host the www.microsoft.com website are running W2K8 Beta 3 and IIS7.0. Why only 78? We keep a couple of servers running our previous build of…

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Why Dogfood?

What is Dogfooding? Dogfooding is a Microsoft term for adopting a Microsoft product (or in a generic sense any new technology) typically while the product is still in a state of development. Microsoft Product Teams provide release builds for consumption prior to the final release to manufacturing (RTM), and product teams typically call these pre-RTM…

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The Platform Update Dilemma…Eat the Dogfood and Maintain Available

While the MSCom Operations team manages 1800+ production servers, hosting over 120 different web properties for internal Microsoft groups (similar to most Ops teams), we also play an important role in helping ship Microsoft system software.  Meaning we deploy several Microsoft system software products (OS, IIS, SQL, etc) before they ship to the marketplace.   In…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…Dog Food, How Good Is It?

You told us what you’re interested in by questions or topics of interest. Thanks! We want to be as responsive as we can. We got a great list of questions/topics that we have divided them up among our team. As the answers get back to us we will post them…which is also a response to…

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