Dude where's my PFE?

I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft.

February, 2011

  • Disk in-Depth

    I started an article on Disk performance and characteristics for the PFE Performance Wiki a while back.  I had actually forgotten about it (those who know me know my memory is Swiss Cheese sometimes).  Anyway, here is a link to the article:...
  • DPC triangle…

    So once upon a time, a PFE had a problem with his video game stuttering.  The game would be playing fine and then suddenly, the sound would skip until he rebooted his PC.  Nothing in the event log, device manager reports all good… So we collected...
  • BPAs, not just for Exchange anymore…

    So for those who don’t know, I used to be mainly an Exchange dork…ESE flowed in the veins don’t cha know? Anyway, one of the tools that rocked (and still does) is the ExBPA and the family of Exchange Analyzers.  But did you know in Windows Server...
  • RunAsRadio.com

    I just realized I forgot to link to my xperf into talk on RunAsRadio.com back in October.  Boy is my face red… http://www.runasradio.com/default.aspx?showNum=182 Check out their podcasts, it’s a great repository of technical information!
  • Yes, it matters

    Often at customer engagements when I encourage them to use things like SCCM and SCUP along with HP or Dell SCUP integration to keep drivers (and firmware!) up to date, I’m told it isn’t worth it.  If the drivers from 2006 work, it doesn’t matter...