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Where, Oh Where Did All of the Microsoft.com SQL Clusters Go?
As the Group Manager for the database engineers that run Microsoft.com I’ve been repeatedly asked about Microsoft Clustering Services (MSCS) and where we’re using it. After all, Microsoft.com is one of the most visited web sites on the internet, and with SQL Server 2000 this was the top of the line high...
13 Feb 2006
Keeping Track of Database Capacity -- Monitoring and Planning
As a DBA at MSCOM, I'm often asked how long our servers have before they run out of disk space. This is also one of the toughest questions we get. Any estimate depends on having a good forecast for user traffic and data volumes and even considering database internals like, when will index trees need...
18 Jan 2007
Modern .NET Development and The Joy of Simple LINQ to SQL
Introduction – Modern .NET Development It took me a while to realize it, but Microsoft .NET application development has significantly evolved in the past year and a half. This is not your dad’s .NET . The following releases have added many considerable advances in .NET application development technologies...
16 Apr 2008
Microsoft.com Engineering Operations Forum Is Now LIVE!!
We are pleased to announce that the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations Forum is now live on TechNet. Come join us in discussions that are focused on Engineering Operations. Ask questions, give us your insights, help us build the community of folks that are engaged in real-world systems engineering...
12 Mar 2008
Light Weight Case Studies…Up-close and Personal With Microsoft.com Operations
A couple of months ago some folks from the Architecture Evangelism group in Microsoft approached us with an interesting idea, they wanted to produce an informal video series that focused on MSCOM Operations. They bill these as “Light Weight Case Studies”, and they have now been completed. They are being...
13 Jul 2006
How to Get SQL to Accept the Cert or A day (or two) in the life of an MSCOM Debug Engineer – Part 2
(Mr. Cert’s side of the story) Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. Nevertheless the day described by Mr. Debug in A day (or two) in the life of an MSCOM Debug Engineer was not one of them for me. If you already had the chance to read his blog you already know the scoop. If not - click...
30 May 2007
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