Newly Released – Analyze your Office 365 Outage Data in Power BI

We’re very happy today to announce the release of new integration between the Office365Mon reporting data and Power BI in Office 365. Office365Mon is used to monitor your SharePoint Online and Exchange Online tenants. Along the way it captures quite a bit of data related to outages in your tenants as well as performance data….


Office365Mon Partners with Microsoft Office 365

Hi everybody, We could not have picked a more appropriate day to announce this. Office 365 Exchange customers experienced a pretty big outage yesterday and this post is a testament to Microsoft’s commitment to increase transparency to service health for all our customers. Office365Mon is partnering with Microsoft Office 365 to be one of the…


How Does SharePoint 2010 Support Partitioned Tables in the Usage Database

I was talking with a buddy of mine today about the usage database in SharePoint 2010.  It is by all appearances a set of partitioned tables in SQL Server.  His very good question was well, partitioning tables is only available in the enterprise edition of SQL Server – what happens if I have a different flavor of…


How Your Client Application can know when your SharePoint 2010 Farm is Busy

SharePoint 2010 has a number of new features built in to keep your farm up and running as happily and healthy as possible.  One of the features it uses to do that is called Http Throttling.  It allows you to set thresholds for different performance counters.  You decide which counters to use and what thresholds…


Creating Health Monitor Rules for SharePoint 2010

Hey all, I saw an interesting discussion today about creating new health rules in SharePoint 2010 and thought I would share.  All the credit for this one goes to Chris C. who was good enough to share this information.  The discussion started because of some confusion about how to add a new health rule.  In…


Using the Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010

The developer dashboard is a new feature in SharePoint 2010 that is design to provide additional performance and tracing information that can be used to debug and troubleshoot issues with page rendering time.  The dashboard is turned off by default, but can be enabled via the object model or stsadm (and PowerShell too, I just…


Working with Large Lists in SharePoint 2010 – List Throttling

List throttling is one of the new options in SharePoint 2010 that enable to set limits on how severely users can put the beat down on your servers.  In a nutshell, what it does is allow you to set a limit for how many rows of data can be retrieved for a list or library…


Adding Throttling Counters in SharePoint 2010

Http throttling is a new feature in SharePoint 2010 that allows the server to “back off” of serving requests when it is too busy.  Every 5 seconds a job will run that will check the server resources compared to the levels configured.  By default the Server CPU, Memory, Request in Queue and Request wait time…