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Inside Microsoft.com

 

Welcome! We are the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations team that architects, deploys, manages and sustains highly available, highly scalable and highly secure Web and SQL infrastructures. By the way, we do this while being very early adopters of new Microsoft technologies. Explore our real world, in-the-trenches engineering resources that have resulted from running some of the largest corporate Web sites in the world: www.microsoft.com, Microsoft Update, Download Center, MSDN and TechNet.

Discover more about our best practices and experiences with the latest Microsoft technology.

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Managing, Tuning, and Configuring Application Pools in IIS 7.0

Take an in-depth look at how MSCOM Ops manages and configures application pools in IIS 7.0 to maintain the high performance and availability of our Web sites on the Internet. In this article, we share the settings we use to tune our application pools and provide examples that you can use to help configure your environment.

About Early Technology Adoption (Dogfooding)

Discover why the MSCOM Ops team dogfoods early builds of Microsoft Web platform products, how we implement this process through our three phases of early product adoption, and in so doing, significantly increase the probability that our final products will perform well in our customers' enterprise environments.

Validating Content on Early Releases

Walk through an example that demonstrates how the MSCOM Ops Debug team uses TinyGet and WCAT with Log Parser to perform content validation by comparing results to the existing product that is currently deployed in production, and to test specific scenarios that are co-defined by the Product and Debug team members.

Microsoft.com Operations Virtualizes MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V

Learn how the Microsoft.com Operations team successfully virtualized MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V. Find out how we deployed Hyper-V Beta and Hyper-V RC0, the general architecture we used for the deployment, and the lessons that we learned from our experience.

 

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Inside Microsoft.com Operations

Introducing the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations Team

Introduces the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations team, which is made up of systems engineers who support some of the largest and most heavily visited sites on the Internet, and describes the architectural infrastructure of some of the properties we support, including Microsoft.com, Microsoft Update, MSDN and TechNet.

Adopting Early Technology

About Early Technology Adoption (Dogfooding)

Discover why the MSCOM Ops team dogfoods early builds of Microsoft Web platform products, how we implement this process through our three phases of early product adoption, and in so doing, significantly increase the probability that our final products will perform well in our customers' enterprise environments.

 

Validating Content on Early Releases

Walk through an example that demonstrates how the MSCOM Ops Debug team uses TinyGet and WCAT with Log Parser to perform content validation by comparing results to the existing product that is currently deployed in production, and to test specific scenarios that are co-defined by the Product and Debug team members.

Configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0

Customizing IIS 7.0 Roles and Modules

Modular architecture in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 enables administrators to reduce their Web server footprint by installing only the features that they need. Get a look under the hood and see how the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations team installs role services, features, and the associated IIS 7.0 modules that are required to run www.microsoft.com Web servers.

 

Managing, Tuning, and Configuring Application Pools in IIS 7.0

Take an in-depth look at how MSCOM Ops manages and configures application pools in IIS 7.0 to maintain the high performance and availability of our Web sites on the Internet. In this article, we share the settings we use to tune our application pools and provide examples that you can use to help configure your environment.

 

Delegating Configuration in IIS 7.0

Reduce administrative overhead by using delegated configuration in Information Services (IIS) 7.0. Find out how the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations team uses delegated configuration in IIS 7.0. Topics include performance and availability considerations, security, and delegating administrative control to Web sites.

Deploying Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0

Migrating a Large, High-Volume Web Site to Internet Information Services 7.0

Examine how Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 provides management, security, performance and extensibility improvements when Windows Server is deployed to host and manage applications and services that run on the server and over the Web.

 

Migrating a Web Server from IIS 6.0 to IIS 7.0 by Using the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool

Get an inside look at how to install the new Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (MS Deploy) and migrate your Web server or Web site from a computer that is running Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to a computer that is running IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008.

Deploying Hyper-V

Microsoft.com Operations Virtualizes MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V

Learn how the Microsoft.com Operations team successfully virtualized MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V. Find out how we deployed Hyper-V Beta and Hyper-V RC0, the general architecture we used for the deployment, and the lessons that we learned from our experience.

 

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