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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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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IIS7.0 Lessons Learned In MSCOM Production Environment – On Demand Webcast

MSCOM has been running IIS7.0 in production since June 12, 2007. On November 27 we did a webcast entitled: How Microsoft IT Is Providing an Improved Web and Applications Platform with Internet Information Services 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 In case you missed this live event we would like to invite you to use the…

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Analyzing HTTP Traffic On Your IIS 7.0 Cluster

If you have ever run an enterprise web site you have probably received a panicked call from a customer or from your Tier 1 monitoring team that your site was responding slowly or throwing 500 errors and that you needed to resolve this issue ASAP.   Maybe you are rolling out a new application or software…

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Power Parsing…some days you just need more power for your parser

Obviously the title can mean a bunch of different things, in this case we are merging two fun technologies: Microsoft PowerShell and Microsoft Log Parser.  Here in MSCOM Operations, we are in the process of introducing Microsoft PowerShell  into our environment and as a serious user of Log Parser I wondered how to get the…

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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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MSCOM At TedchEd 2007 in Orlando…On Demand Viewing of Breakout Session

If you were unabel to make it to Orlando and were jsut dying to catch the MSCOM Operations Presentation Microsoft.com: Employing Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Services 7 As A Next Generation Platform for SaaS Web Applications, here is another chance for you to view this session. As the abstract states:   Get the latest…

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Pour Liquid Nitrogen On Your Ballooning Content…Dynamic Compression in IIS7.0

Most operational folk are heads down either fixing issues, implementing new changes, or preparing environments for upcoming changes and when work is not being done we are in meetings :-).  Every once in a while it is good to pop our heads up and see what is coming down the pipe. Last week I learned…

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