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Five SharePoint Deployment Performance Health Checks: Beyond Making Sure It's Running In my first blog I wrote about SharePoint System Performance Health Checks beyond looking at CPU and Memory Metrics. In this blog, I cover deployment related performance health problems that I always check when looking at a SharePoint Installation. Especially after deploying new hardware, new sites, pages, views, custom or third-party Web Parts (e.g., from AvePoint, K2, Nintex, Metalogix, etc.) it's important to perform certain deployment sanity checks. While you may have nobody reporting issues in the moment there are several areas that you constantly need to check before they become a real problem. Feel free to follow all my steps by either using your own tools or use Dynatrace Free Trial with our SharePoint FastPack. Step #1: Optimize Connectivity Between Services My first step... (more)

Performance Monitor All Your Apps By @Dynatrace | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

How to Performance Monitor All Your Applications on a Single Dashboard It's become easy to monitor applications that are deployed on hundreds of servers - thanks to the advances in application performance management tools. But the more data you collect the harder it is to visualize the health state in a way that a single dashboard tells you both the overall status as well as the problematic component. Eugene Turetsky (Dynatrace) and Stephan Levesque (SSQ Financial Group) shared their solution for monitoring large IT infrastructures that contain several hundred components that sup... (more)

Accurately Identify Impact of System Issues on End-User Response Time

Triggered by current expected load projections for our community portal, our Apps Team was tasked to run a stress on our production system to verify whether we can handle 10 times the load we currently experience on our existing infrastructure. In order to have the least impact in the event the site crumbled under the load, we decided to run the first test on a Sunday afternoon. Before we ran the test we gave our Operations Team a heads-up: they could expect significant load during a two-hour window with the potential to affect other applications that also run on the same environ... (more)

AJAX Best Practices

My mobile contract is expiring soon, so I went online and checked the different mobile companies for their offerings. All of these sites have a page where you get an overview of all the different phone models available. One one page I noticed that the list of phones started with an empty grid – and then – slowly – images appeared and after that some overlay information on the phone itself was added (such as a link on the facebook, msn or skype page of the phone manufacturer). From a time perspective it took about 2 seconds till I saw something on the page, after 4 got to see the ... (more)

dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.0 Released

With its latest release, dynaTrace updates its Product Suite for Deep Dive, Automated Cross-Browser Web Performance Optimization with two products: dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.0 is the free standalone tool that has been downloaded by 30k+ users so far supporting both Firefox (3.6, 4.0) and Internet Explorer (6, 7 & 8) dynaTrace Development Team Edition is the Premium Upgrade and provides extended automation, end-to-end performance and automated regression analysis for modern Web 2.0 Applications In this first part of the series I focus on the capabilities that support web developers ... (more)