Calculating RPS statistics from IIS logs

Performance management is a key factor in a lot of modern web applications, and SharePoint is no exception to this. When you are planning a new SharePoint deployment having an understanding of how many requests are coming in per second so that you can plan an appropriate number of servers to handle the load. While…

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Approaches to optimising SharePoint client side communication

The new SharePoint app model provides a great framework for creating rich SharePoint solutions that run remote to the SharePoint server itself, but this move has brought in to play a new element of performance concerns that the traditional SharePoint developer has not really needed to give a great deal of thought to. In the…

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Directly querying SharePoint databases

One of the first rules of SharePoint that you learn when you start diving in to the product is that you shouldn’t ever touch the SharePoint databases – it’s fairly well known that you should leave them alone, but I’ve been asked the question a few times over the years “Well what if I’m just…

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