Visualizing Your IT Environment Using Technical Service Maps

Written by Kip Ng, Principal Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. One of the key factors for successful operations is monitoring. The most common questions I get when helping customers plan their monitoring needs are: “How do I know what to monitor?” and “How do I know my system is healthy?” Yes, two very simple questions but…


Beyond Antivirus Software: 7 Additional Ways to Secure a Windows Desktop

Written by Mark Farrugia, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Most computer end-users thinks that if they’re running antivirus software then their safe from all the malicious users out on the internet. People feel their antivirus software is the first and last line of defense in the ongoing battle of online security. People feel because they…


PAL 2.0: Tame Perfmon and Simplify Windows Performance Management [PODCAST]

Care of our friends over at Run As Radio, Clint Huffman talks to Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes about Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) 2.0,  a tool that saves you time by automating the analysis of Windows performance monitor (perfmon) logs. PAL makes the performance counters in perfmon far easier to manage and visualize by…