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.
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.