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    It is amazing to see what one little innocent question and two topic suggestions can generate. Your question was: Do you have any good LogParser tricks? and your topic suggestions: Scripting, Tools and Utilities This will most definitely span multiple posts as the answers generated...
  • Blog Post: Application Performance Testing at MSCOM

    One of the very important tasks that falls on the Test teams here at MSCOM is performance testing of our web applications. The topic of performance testing is a very large subject and one that probably cannot be covered in just one posting so instead of trying to cover everything at once we are going...
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    If you have ever run an enterprise web site you have probably received a panicked call from a customer or from your Tier 1 monitoring team that your site was responding slowly or throwing 500 errors and that you needed to resolve this issue ASAP. Maybe you are rolling out a new application or software...
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    One of the most useful tools that we use in MSCOM Ops has to be LogParser . I can’t say enough about this tool. We use it to parse IIS Logs, NetMon logs, NT Event logs, HTTP… in fact I can’t think of log that I ever met that LogParser could not parse. It is truly the Swiss Army Knife of parsers. http...
  • Blog Post: Power Parsing...some days you just need more power for your parser

    Obviously the title can mean a bunch of different things, in this case we are merging two fun technologies: Microsoft PowerShell and Microsoft Log Parser . Here in MSCOM Operations, we are in the process of introducing Microsoft PowerShell into our environment and as a serious user of Log Parser I wondered...