Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 11 – Tales from the Microsoft labs

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Hi all and welcome to the final article in my series on SharePoint performance management – for now anyway. Once SharePoint 2013 goes RTM, I might revisit this topic if it makes sense to, but some other blogging topics have caught my attention. To recap the entire journey,… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 9 – Don’t believe everything you R/W

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Hi and welcome to Part 9 (bloody hell… nine!) of my series on trying to demystify SharePoint performance management a bit. If by any chance you have been asked to provide some sizing information for your organisation and you are finding the resources online a bit overwhelming, this… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 8 – More on SQL and SQLIO

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Well here we are at part 8 of my series on making SharePoint performance management that little bit easier to understand. What is interesting about this series is its timing. If by some minute chance that the marketing tsunami has passed you by at the time I write… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 7 – Getting at Latency, IOPS and MBPS

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Hi all, and welcome to part 7 of this series on SharePoint performance planning. This is the point of the series where I realise that I have much more to write about than I intended. Last time this happened I never got around to finishing the series (*blush*… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 6 – The unholy trinity of Latency, IOPS and MBPS

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Hi all Welcome to part 6 on my series in making SharePoint performance management that little more digestible. To recap where we have been, I introduced the series by comparing lead versus lag indicators before launching into an examination of Requests Per Second (RPS) as a performance indicator.… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 5 – So what is latency anyway?

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Hi all Welcome to part 5 in my attempt to make SharePoint performance management a little more accessible. Now that we have dealt with the world of request per second in parts two, three and four, we will focus our attention somewhere different for a post or three.… Continue reading

Complexity bites: When SharePoint = Risk

think as you age, you become more and more like your parents. Not so long ago I went out paintballing with some friends and we all agreed that the 16-18 year olds who also happened to be there were all obnoxious little twerps who needed a good kick in the rear. At the same time, we also agreed that we were just as obnoxious back when we were that age. Your perspective changes as you learn and your experience grows, but you don’t forget where you came from…

SharePoint, for a number of reasons, is one of those products that has a way of really laying bare any gaps that the organisation has in terms of their overall maturity around technology and strategy… Continue reading

Why do SharePoint Projects Fail – Part 5

Send to Kindle Hi again and welcome to this seemingly endless series of posts on the topic of SharePoint projects gone bad. We spent a couple of posts looking at problem projects in general before focusing specifically on SharePoint. If you have followed the series closely, you will observe that… Continue reading

SharePoint External Storage API – Crushing My Dream

When I read several months back, that Microsoft was going to supply an API for external storage in MOSS/WSS, I sprang from my desk and danced around the room and babbled incoherently as if I’d been touched by Benny Hinn. Okay, well maybe I didn’t quite do that.… Continue reading