Using huge files with SharePoint

One of our customers in Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) was curious about the change in performance characteristics of SharePoint Servers when used with huge files (around 100 MB). They were currently allowing up to 20 MB and before allowing more to the business users they wanted to test their current infrastructure (2 front-end servers, 1 back-end…

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New BI features of SQL Server 2008

With the introduction of OLAP Services in version 7.0, BI features have always been a critical part of SQL Server. From a high level view the SQL Server BI offering is a complete and integrated offering with widespread delivery of business intelligence including Microsoft Office. In this blog entry I will share some of the…

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SQL Server Consolidation

Nowadays I deal with some SQL Server consolidation engagements. Many customers have hundreds of SQL Server instances with many different versions (7.0, 2000 SPx, 2005 SPx) and they have some difficulties managing these due to the over-distribution fact. The main idea is to consolidate these SQL Server instances to central servers so that you have…

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Dependency Injection with Unity Application Block

Today I had some time to have a look at Unity Application Block (http://www.codeplex.com/unity) and I’ll share my first impression about it. What Unity does is simply help you manage cross cutting concerns in your application. For those of you who are familiar with AOP (Aspect Oriented Development) you already know the story. If you have no…

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