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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User Mode or Kernel Mode…Which Caching Method Did We Use?

In response to our article Inside Microsoft.com Moving Microsoft Update Downloads to x64 we had a great question posed to us about why we use user-mode caching instead of kernel-mode caching in IIS6.0 for the download infrastructure for Microsoft Update.  There are a couple reasons we use user-mode cache versus kernel-mode cache on these servers. …

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Running Microsoft.com on 64 Bit…The Dependencies, The Goodness, the Gotcha’s

As part of our charter to be a very early adopter of emerging technologies, Microsoft.com is always pushing the envelope…we seem to live on the cutting edge and we venture out into the bleeding edge on a semi-regular basis. While the bleeding edge can be a bit hairy, (and messy…get out the band aides and…

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