Are team players worth more than superstars?

Damana thinks so (or so her title implies!) in her post Team Players Are Worth More Than Superstars Often when we hire developers, we look for technical skills and client facing skills and design skills. This is all well and good as long as we also look for collaboration skills. The environment that I play…


Visual Studio 2012 and TFS Admin updates

Grant’s not on holiday (ho ho! Snap!), as we can tell because he’s posted a couple of updates about updates! First, Visual Studio: The Visual Studio Updates are a new mechanism that the team is using to provide ongoing value through the year to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. For more information on…


Using Distributed Replay to load test your SQL Server–Part 2

In the first part of this series, Batuhan Yildiz, a Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft Dubai, explained you how to install and get started with Distributed Replay. He continues in this series by showing you how to actually capture and replay workloads. After we have configured the Distributed Replay as explained in the previous post,…


Using Distributed Replay to load test your SQL Server–Part 1

This article has been contributed by Batuhan Yildiz, a Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft Dubai. This is the first part of a two part series where he explains how to use the new Distributed Replay functionality in SQL Server 2012. The first part covers setup and the second one covers the usage. Have you decided…