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  • Blog Post: Fix: Extra.exe doesn’t work or collect data as expected at Exchange Server 2010

    Recently one of my developer customer pointed out that he used Extra.exe as part of troubleshoot performance issues at his Exchange Server 2010 environment. But he noticed that Extra.exe doesn’t work or collect the data as expected. During investigation I noticed that they were running it under the scheduled...
  • Blog Post: ESE, SQL

    Recently I was talking to one of my customer. He was suggesting why MS should consider SQL instead of ESE(Extensible Storage Engine) db. It just remembered the famous old blog post at Exchange team blog – just referenced him the same
  • Blog Post: An insight @ Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview

    IE10 – Platform Preview ? IE10 Platform Preview is released periodically to give web developers, designers, and enthusiasts an advanced look at what’s to come in the next major release of Internet Explorer. Want to try IE 10 Platform Preview ? If you want to download and try Internet Explorer Platform...
  • Blog Post: Download: Microsoft Office 2010 SP1

    Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 release : Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates for Office 2010. This service pack includes two main categories of fixes: Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, these...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010: Increase IntelliSense performance using Windows Automation API

    The Windows Automation API library enables accessibility tools, test automations, and pen services to access a standard user interface across operating system versions. Do you know applications that use Windows Automation APIs can significantly decrease Microsoft Visual Studio IntelliSense performance...
  • Blog Post: Improve Server Utilization & Reduce Infrastructure Costs with Virtualization

    Predicting resource requirements for a new business application, especially one that is customer-facing is a tricky task. It's hard to know if you have the new Facebook or your hands. You make your best estimates, then spend money on new hardware and hope your estimates were right. Only actual usage...
  • Blog Post: Live @ PDC 2010 - Real Games Analysis and Optimization of XNA Framework Games for Windows Phone

    Just to update you that PDC 2010 is on, and you can watch it online (i am watching now :) ). Right now I am attending Jeff’s Real Games Analysis and Optimization of XNA Framework Games for Windows Phone session. Earlier i watched Shawn Hargreaves’ session . If you’re a Windows Phone 7 app or games developer...
  • Blog Post: Verify performance/stability with Exchange Server Jetstress 2010?

    You can use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Event Sink # 32 - Best Practices: Performance related issues with Event sinks

    I would like to share certain best practices - in order to improve the performance or overcome performance related issues associated with event sink and Programming guidelines for event sinks before you develop for your reference. Exchange store events do not by themselves generate Windows Event...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 & New C++ and MFC features

    I want to share some important new features of new Visual Studio 2010 for C++ development - Visual Studio 2010 presents huge benefits for C++ developers. From the ability to employ the new features offered by Windows 7 to the enhanced productivity features for working with large code bases, there is...
  • Blog Post: General : Uncovering Memory bottlenecks

    Memory is often the source of performance problems, and you should always rule out memory problems before examining other areas of the system. Here’s an overview of counters that you’ll want to track to uncover memory, caching, and virtual memory (paging) bottlenecks. I read this wonderful article. You...
  • Blog Post: Download : Microsoft 2007 Office Suite Service Pack 2

    Now, you can download Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 which provides the latest updates to the 2007 Office Suite. It consists of, Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, this includes improvements in stability...
  • Blog Post: Developer Messaging Best Practices : System.Net classes

    Per the article , the following recommendations will help you use the classes contained in System.Net to their best advantage: Use WebRequest and WebResponse whenever possible instead of type casting to descendant classes. Applications that use WebRequest and WebResponse can take advantage of new Internet...
  • Blog Post: Various Outlook versions : .pst file has different formats & folder size limits

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2003 have both a different format and a larger overall size limit for the personal folders (.pst) file than the .pst files that are in the earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook. In Outlook 2002 and earlier, the .pst files are in the American National Standards...
  • Blog Post: Synchronization : Exchange Server & Outlook

    Exchange Server 2003 and later versions of Exchange Server provide support for certain Outlook features, and Office Outlook 2007 works better with Exchange Server 2003 or later in several ways for other features. Several of these features were introduced in Outlook 2003—most notably for synchronization...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2003 & Performance Counter objects

    Please find the following Support KB describes the performance counter objects that are included in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. These performance counter objects can be used like any other counter object in Performance Monitor.
  • Blog Post: Your system is low on virtual memory?

    Couple of customers reported that he face a strange error with Outlook 2007/2003: When you start any of the Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2003 programs, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message: Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows...
  • Blog Post: How to optimize memory usage in Exchange Server 2003

    I found this wonderful article describes the optimization of memory usage on your computer that is running Exchange Server 2003. For example, if you have 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of physical memory (RAM) installed on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, you must make sure that Exchange...
  • Blog Post: General : How to troubleshoot performance issues in Outlook 2007 ?

    Welcome to troubleshooting performance issues in MS Outlook Series - Part 1 Have you face any one of the following issues with Outlook 2007 ? Whether do you think, • Outlook 2007 is slower than earlier versions of Microsoft Office Outlook ? • Outlook 2007 is slower than...
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