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Web Infrastructure: ASP.NET Web Cache Spurs Performance and Scalability
Iqbal Khan - August 2009
By reducing the number of times that certain Web pages execute, Web-caching solutions can dramatically reduce performance and scalability bottlenecks. This article offers a comprehensive look at ASP.NET Web Cache key features, geographical cache distribution, Web-caching clusters and more.
Inside SharePoint: Improving SharePoint Performance
Pav Cherny - August 2009
Pav Cherney presents an overview of key SharePoint architecture components, describes how they can lead to common performance issues, and discusses how to resolve and troubleshoot problems.
Web Infrastructure: Providing Scalability for ASP.NET Applications
Iqbal Khan - June 2009
Although Web technology provides an elegant architecture of Web farms and load balancers for ASP.NET applications, data storage technologies have not kept pace, so the applications are unable to scale effectively. The solution is an in-memory storage mechanism that can grow linearly—a distributed cache, as this article discusses.
Inside Microsoft.com: Management and Delegation of ASP.NET
Jeff Toews - November 2006
One of the microsoft.com operations team’s challenges is the proper configuration of ASP.NET. Here are some tips they’ve learned.
Inside Microsoft.com: Release Management
Jim Scardelis - September 2006
Disaster Recovery: Plan Ahead to Save Your Web
Chris Adams - August 2006
Inside Microsoft.com: Analyze Web Stats with Log Parser
Jeffrey A. Johnson - August 2006
Inside Microsoft.com: Managing SQL Server 2005 Peer-to-Peer Replication
David Lindquist - July 2006
The Microsoft corporate Web sites rely heavily on databases, which power such high-traffic destinations as Microsoft® Update, Download Center, Communities, TechNet, and MSDN®. Microsoft. com operations has a team of 17 engineers, the SQL Server™ operations team, that manages these database systems.
Inside Microsoft.com: Moving Microsoft Update Downloads to x64
Deighton Maragh and Mark W. Roellich - May • June 2006
One of the responsibilities of the Microsoft. com operations team is to manage the infrastructure that supports the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services, which have client bases in the hundreds of millions and growing.
Serving the Web: Nine Tips to Enhance IIS Security
Brett Hill - May • June 2006
Securing your IIS 6.0 installation is an important task. The amount of work required can vary greatly depending on the complexity of your application as well as your infrastructure and how these combine with your need to secure content.
Windows Confidential: The Intranet Can Be a Scary Place
Raymond Chen - May • June 2006
If you’ve installed Windows Server™ 2003, you’ve probably discovered that Microsoft® Internet Explorer® doesn’t behave quite the same as it used to. You get prompted for your domain password more often, script doesn’t run, downloading from Web Folders is blocked—it’s just not fun.
Inside Microsoft.com: Analyzing Denial of Service Attacks
Paul Wright - March • April 2006
If you’ve been following this column, you know how big Microsoft. com is. If not, you can probably imagine. On average, the site reaches over 13 million unique users per day, and about 289 million per month.
Serving the Web: Configuring Application Pools in IIS 6.0
Brett Hill - January • February 2006
One of the best improvements in IIS 6. 0 over earlier versions was the introduction of Application Pools (often called App Pools for short). When IIS 6. 0 is running in Worker Process Isolation Mode (the default in a new installation of Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003), every IIS 6.
Inside Microsoft.com: Making the Move to x64
Chris St. Amand - January • February 2006
For many years, one of the biggest challenges faced by the Microsoft. com Web site engineers was the virtual memory limitations of the 32-bit operating system. With hundreds of different applications running on the site, there was often contention for the 2GB address limit that the front-end Web servers had to deal with.
Web Administration: Top Ten Ways To Pump Up IIS Performance
Brien M. Posey - November • December 2005
If you host one or more Web sites that receive a lot of traffic, IIS performance is important to you. To enhance performance, you could always cluster your IIS servers or buy more bandwidth, but this tends to be a little expensive.
Web Administration: Improve Your Web Security With Encryption And Firewall Technologies
Stephen Lamb - November • December 2005
If you're like most IT professionals, your work life is an ongoing balancing act in which you aim to adopt the latest technological innovations while keeping your enterprise secure. So you welcome any software that makes the whole
Web Administration: How Does Your Web Garden Grow? The ABCs of ASP.NET Deployment
Dino Esposito - November • December 2005
Web Administration: Discover the IIS Metabase: Unlock the Details of Your Web Server Configuration
Randy Muller - November • December 2005
Some of the major changes in IIS 6.0, the latest Web server from Microsoft, are happening in the metabase. In IIS 4.0 and IIS 5.0, the metabase, which functions as a hierarchical storage facility for configuration information and schema,
Beta Box: First Look at IIS 7.0
Brett Hill - November • December 2005
When I saw my first demo of IIS 7. 0, I thought "this changes everything. " The new version changes the application’s architecture and introduces some exciting changes that greatly improve the capabilities of IIS.
Inside Microsoft.com: Web Site Configuration Management
The Microsoft.com Operations Team - November • December 2005
The Microsoft. com operations team is responsible for some of the busiest IIS-based Web sites on the Internet, including Microsoft. com, Windows® Update, MSDN®, TechNet, Microsoft Downloads, and many more.
Serving the Web: Get It Right The First Time With IIS 6.0
Chris Adams - Spring 2005
Server administrators are always on a quest for the secret formula that will solve their performance woes. But no matter what you may have heard, there is no magic pixie dust. Yet the promises keep rolling in, even though few results are delivered.
Resources: IIS 6.0 Performance Tune-Up
Phil Sherwood - Spring 2005
By now you've probably gotten to know IIS 6. 0, available in all versions of Windows Server™ 2003, and are taking advantage of much that this Web server offers. It's important to keep an eye on the overall goal of IIS 6.
Serving the Web: Essential Security Administration For IIS 6.0
Brett Hill - Winter 2005
IIS 5. 0 administrators are familiar with the important security-related tasks required to harden and maintain a secure Web services environment. The many new features and capabilities of IIS 6. 0, available with every version of Windows Server™ 2003, renders the previous version obsolete.
Resources: IIS 6.0 Security
Phil Sherwood - Winter 2005
In today's business environment, most organizations are using Web servers to extend products and services to both internal and external customers. At the same time, attackers are increasing their relentlessness and sophistication.