Microsoft.com Operations

We are the operations team that runs the Microsoft.com sites.

October, 2006

  • Yes, We Recycle!...That Includes AppPools

    And I am not just talking about Aluminum and Polystyrene. Application Pool recycling is one great feature of IIS6 but how do you know if it is helping you or hurting you? It’s great for availability and reliability but it can also be masking real problems...
  • Microsoft.com and its ADFS Implementation

    Active Directory Federated Service, ADFS , is a Windows Server 2003 (R2) component that facilitates a trust between two or more organizations that will allow the sharing of multiple resources while maintaining each organization’s ability to manage their...
  • A Little VBS Script Saves the Day

    A couple of years ago, on January 28th, 2004 to be exact, I was working another late night at the office when I got a visit from the General Manager of Microsoft.com . He was walking the halls desperately seeking someone to quickly develop a tool/utility...
  • Why Is That Elephant In the Room?...View From The Top

    This is the latest in the View From the Top series of blog post written by the management of Microsoft.com Operations and Portal Team. This contribution is from Todd Weeks, Sr. Director. Have you ever had a manager tell you “Work Smarter”, and then...