Performance analysis of multi-core systems

One of our main roles in DevDiv Performance Engineering is to help other teams with performance investigations – that is, to help them understand why their code isn’t running fast enough. Recently we ran a little side project that was unusual in two respects: first, we were analyzing performance just for our own curiosity, and…

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Other Resources for Problems with Offline Files

Of all my blog posts, the one that generates the most reliable stream of comments is “User comments about offline files”. All my other blog topics get mild interest, but what people really, REALLY want to know is how to get offline files working again when it stops. I just can’t argue with the numbers…

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Moving on – to Developer Division Performance Engineering

With the release of SCCP 2007 I’ve now been through two complete product cycles of what started out as a little research project called "Indy" — and that seems like more than enough! So I’ve moved over to the Performance Engineering team in Microsoft’s Developer Division. The division’s flagship product is Visual Studio, and our…

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Now available: System Center Capacity Planner 2007

Ironically I’m almost the last to blog it, but the SCCP team is really happy to announce the release of System Center Capacity Planner 2007. You can get it now, it’s totally free, and it’ll help you size deployments for Exchange Server 2007. But wait! There’s more. The fabulous Solutions Accelerator team have released plug-in…

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