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  • Blog Post: "The action could not be completed. Try again.” How many times before calling it a day?

    The end-user just called you and stated that no matter how many times he keeps trying, the result is pretty much the same. Ok, so it seems that the suggestion is not good enough. What can you do if all you have is this error message and a complaining user? Well, there is often a log file of some...
  • Blog Post: Adapting SQLDiag to your needs

    Often times, our team is confronted with SQL Server performance issues and in most of those times, the issues are due to locking and blocking in heavily loaded scenarios. As such, our typical approach consists in gathering a SQL Server Profiler trace while running a script which periodically polls the...
  • Blog Post: A Simply but Great Visual Network Tool to Improve Web Site Performance and Best Practices

    A few days ago, I needed to analyze and profile a start page of a web site. My main concern was performance (time to get all the page, network issues, unnecessary round trips, unnecessary bytes, ...). My first question: Which tool can help me? I found a lot of network tools, and I started out with...
  • Blog Post: PAL - Performance Analysis of Logs

    Keeping track of your infrastructure’s health can easily become a big challenge. More and more applications mean more machines, different requirements and a lot more places to look for when your users call you complaining that something is wrong. One of the places you’ve probably looked for answers...
  • Blog Post: Are you a terminating process? Then please pay the toll…

    Recently, I had the chance to participate in a performance review of a Line of Business application which dynamically creates portable document files (PDF, in short) which are then sent to the web user over the wire. The process of PDF creation has several steps which include some database querying,...
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