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  • Blog Post: Large Team Foundation Server Performance Characteristics

    Since joining Microsoft, I’ve become intimately familiar with running a TFS server for ~3,500 users in Developer Division and the performance characteristics of it. One thing I’ve learnt is that Performance Counters rule. You might observe the server being “slow” and you might notice that it “takes a...
  • Blog Post: How many users are not using a TFS Proxy server?

    When you do a "Get Latest" in TFS, there are three requests that the server processes: The initial Get() - the server calculates what files are out-of-date in your workspace A Download() for any files that are out-of-date in your workspace The final UpdateLocalVersions() - the client informs...
  • Blog Post: How do I find the Cache Hit Ratio on my TFS AT server?

    Both a TFS Proxy server and a TFS Application Tier include a Version Control cache on disk. This allows each of the servers to service simple Download() requests without having to go to the Data Tier. A “Cache Hit Rate” is represents as a percentage how many requests were able to be served from the cache...
  • Blog Post: What product key do I use for TFS Proxy?

    TFS Proxy uses the same product key that you use to install Team Foundation Server. If you are a volume licensed customer and you are using the volume license media, then the product key will be filled out automatically and the input boxes will be disabled. If you are a volume licensed customer and you...
  • Blog Post: How does the TFS Proxy Server work?

    Also see the Team Foundation Server Proxy 2008 FAQ and Team Foundation Server Proxy 2008 Self-Help Troubleshooting Guide put together by Tsu-Wang Yang . Q. How often does the proxy server synchronize with the server? Is it a continuous synchronization as soon as a change happens, or do the contents...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server Proxy blog

    Before I joined Microsoft I hadn’t had any exposure to Team Foundation Server Proxy. As you know from Brian’s blog post on the internal dogfood TFS deployment here there are a number of proxy servers deployed – India, Singapore, Europe, North Carolina. There are also a number of proxies deployed in Redmond...
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