Yes, We Can Scale to 1,200 Concurrent Subscribers!

Yet again, I’ve doubled the number of concurrent Subscribers to 1,200 where each Subscriber is equivalant to a Windows Mobile device.  I used 6 servers running 200 Subscribers each to create client load, plus 3 load-balanced IIS servers, and a separate SQL Server Distributor and Publisher.  Each IIS server had its MAX_THREAD_PER_POOL registry setting set to 10 and had to handle 400 concurrent Subscribers.  With…

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I’m Holding the First Copy of My Third Book

Believe it baby! Many of you have seen me at various Microsoft events during 2007 with my portable data center where I pushed the envelope of what’s possible with Mobile Merge Replication.  After synchronizing almost 14 million rows per hour between SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1 at the Window Mobile Partner Summit,…

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Windows Mobile Partner Summit Day 1

The Windows Mobile Partner Summit is going great and the event looks to be twice as big as last year.  It’s always nice to reconnect with our partner community.  Steve Hegenderfer was kind enough to allow me to bring my rack of servers to his event.  This time, I have a much lighter, 24U half rack which is…

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Journey has a new lead singer thanks to YouTube

In the eternal quest to find a lead singer that sounds like Steve Perry, Neal Schon found a band called “The Zoo” from the Philippines on YouTube.  They play lots of 80’s songs including Journey covers and the lead singer, Arnel Pineda, is a vocal dead ringer for Steve Perry.  If you close your eyes and…

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