Every Employee is a Digital Employee

Note: This article is updated at Every Employee is a Digital Employee. “The questions that we must ask ourselves, and that our historians and our children will ask of us, are these: How will what we create compare with what we inherited? Will we add to our tradition or will we subtract from it? Will…


New Time Zones are Uncommon, but Not Unheard Of

Over the last few days I saw some reactions to the post in the post to Microsoft’s Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog noting that Microsoft may accommodate North Korea’s new time zone. As highlighted, the Windows team is currently investigating the creation of a new time zone to address this change, and the…


Be careful out there: Windows 10 upgrade scams

  Earlier this month, I read on the Cisco Security blog that the Talos Security Group outlined “a spam campaign that was taking advantage of a different type of current event.” In this case, the launch of Windows 10 upgrades. A good resource is the new post on email and phone scams claiming to be…


Troubleshooting Web App deployment issues when using Git / GitHub

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2015/2015-08-troubleshooting-web-app-deployment-issues-when-using-git-github.html I setup a Web App to test deployments from GitHub.  Once the Web App was created I linked it to GitHub by selecting the “Integrate source control” link on the main page of for the website and selected GitHub.  Following the wizard I was able…


Satya Nadella on a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World

Note: This post is updated at Satya Nadella on a Mobile-First, Cloud-First World. You hear Mobile-First, Cloud-First all the time. But do you ever hear it really explained? I was listening to Satya Nadella’s keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and I like how he walked through how he thinks about a Mobile-First, Cloud-First…


Skilled for Life

Note: This article is updated at Skilled for Life. A while back, a colleague challenged me to find something simple and sticky for the big idea behind Sources of Insight.  After trying several phrases, here’s the one that stuck: Skilled for Life He liked it because it had punch.  It also had a play on…


Debugging a W3WP memory dump of a slow performing ASP.NET Azure Web App

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2015/2015-07-debugging-a-w3wp-memory-dump-of-a-slow-performing-asp-net-azure-web-app.html I wrote an article here about how to capture a memory dump of the W3WP process that runs your Azure Web App.  Once you get the Memory dump, here are the steps you need to find out what the reason for the slow performance is….


Create a memory dump for your slow performing Web App

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2015/2015-07-create-a-memory-dump-for-your-slow-performing-web-app.html There are numerous ways to create a memory dump for a slow performing Web App, but I find this one the simplest and quickest.  Follow these steps to capture a memory dump of the W3WP process responding to requests which are slower than expected.  Here are the…


Your questions on the upcoming leap second

Just back in the office from a trip, I found several questions in my email box in regard to the upcoming leap second. I thought that I’d take a moment or three to answer several of the questions there, some not covered in past posts. The first question on everyone’s mind could be summarized best…