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29 Oct 2013 01:22:56 GMTWebWatchBot 6.4 Released
WebWatchBot 6.4 is a recommended update.

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24 Sep 2013 14:37:55 GMTVideo Added: Basic Tutorial - UI Overview
A beginners tour of the user interface of WebWatchBot
24 Sep 2013 14:36:51 GMTVideo Added: Basic Tutorial - Create a Watch Item
How to create a basic monitor of http:--www.google.com
24 Sep 2013 14:34:04 GMTVideo Added: Basic Tutorial - Setting up Alarm & Email Alerts
How to setup an email alert with the WebWatchBot -Alarm- feature
3 Jun 2013 00:33:23 GMTWebWatchBot 6.3 Released
WebWatchBot 6.3 is a recommended update.

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10 Apr 2013 00:17:37 GMTWebWatchBot 6.2 Released
WebWatchBot 6.2 is a recommended update.

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27 Nov 2012 22:57:41 GMTWebWatchBot 6.1 Released
WebWatchBot 6.1 is a recommended update.

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9 Sep 2012 15:25:17 GMTAnnouncing WebWatchBot v6.0

WebWatchBot v6.0 Released to the general public

What's new:
1. WebWatchBot Online - Manage WebWatchBot from the web
2. Expanded Reporting - All Watch Items, Watch Groups, new reports, and more
3. Instances - Link instances of WebWatchBot together for data correlation in reports

19 Feb 2012 23:17:06 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.17 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.17 is a recommended update.

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4 Apr 2011 15:37:38 GMTAnnouncing: WebWatchBot v6.0 Coming Soon

Coming Soon: WebWatchBot v6.0.  Version 6 Beta In development to be released soon.

 

New features include web based administration and expanded reporting

Web based administration:

1.       Watch Item and Transaction management and configuration

2.       Report management and configuration

3.       Status Report viewing

4.       Online user administration

Expanded Reporting:

1.       Create Multi-Watch Item reports

2.       Aggregate reports across multiple instances of WebWatchBot

3.       New report type: Top Failing Watch Items

4.       New report type: Top Slow Watch Items

5.       New report chart: Top Failing Watch Items

6.       New report chart: Top Slow Watch Items

7.       New report chart: Uptime/Downtime pie chart

12 Mar 2011 13:44:28 GMTArticle: Improving Application & Web Response Times
Recommended article from Processor.com: "Make Your Web Site Sing Improving Application & Web Response Times"
26 Jan 2011 00:56:55 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.16 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.16 is a recommended update.

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17 Oct 2010 22:05:52 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.15 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.15 is a recommended update.

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25 Jun 2010 16:17:14 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.14 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.14 is a recommended update.

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23 Jun 2010 22:47:43 GMTNew KB: Improving Overall WebWatchBot Performance / Best Practices
WebWatchBot is easy to install and setup; and maintaining it for optimal performance can be easy as well when following these best practices.
23 Apr 2010 14:10:51 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.13 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.13 is a recommended update.

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12 Jan 2010 14:10:51 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.12 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.12 is a recommended update.

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16 Oct 2009 20:33:39 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.11 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.11 is a recommended update.

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28 Sep 2009 16:10:44 GMTWebWatchBot Works With Windows Server 2008 R2

In a continuing effort to sustain compatibility with the latest OS changes and additions, WebWatchBot is now fully compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 (All Editions) and has passed testing with Veritest on behalf of Microsoft.

Follow the link for updated system requirements.

26 Jun 2009 16:43:32 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.10 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.10 is a recommended update.

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1 Apr 2009 18:29:30 GMTNew KB: Remotely connecting to SQL Server 2005/2008 Express
Configure a server running SQL Server 2005/2008 Express to accept connections from a remote client. (more)
1 Apr 2009 18:28:56 GMTNew Tutorial: View the Status Report in a Web Browser
This article will guide you through setting up WebWatchBot so that you can view the Status Report in a web browser on the same machine or a machine that WebWatchBot is not installed on. (more)
23 Mar 2009 18:13:02 GMTWebWatchBot Wiki Now Live
Get answers to common questions, learn how to use the product and discuss the product with others.
23 Mar 2009 18:12:25 GMTFinding the Causes of Poor Performance in SQL Server, Part 1
"Part 1: Rounding up the likely suspects." (more)
11 Mar 2009 12:45:27 GMTHow to Get Management Buy-In for Software purchases

"There is a good chance that the process of purchasing software or hardware in your organization involves several people. DBAs will often initiate a request, but are not normally trained in the arts of influencing the management decision process to ensure that essentials get purchased. It is becoming essential to understand how to get Management support for software purchases. Dan offers nuggets of wisdom" (more)

25 Feb 2009 02:03:38 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.9 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.9 is a recommended update.

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30 Jan 2009 20:59:18 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.8 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.8 is a recommended update.

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11 Nov 2008 17:35:51 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.7 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.7 is a recommended update.

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1 Oct 2008 17:21:41 GMTMonitoring ASP Performance
"If you are running ASP pages on your server, the counters listed in Table 6.25 can help you determine how well the applications are performing. These counters provide the sum of the ASP performance counters for all processes hosting ASP; the data cannot be broken down by process." (more)
1 Oct 2008 17:20:22 GMTMonitoring ASP.NET Performance
"ASP.NET includes a number of performance counters that you can use to track the execution of your Web applications. When you do steady-state running analysis, you might want to ignore the first request and also any one-time initialization costs for objects. For example, when an ASP.NET page is requested for the first time, there is always the cost of compiling an instance of the Page class. After the initial cost is incurred, performance improves for subsequent requests." (more)
1 Oct 2008 12:28:18 GMTResource Governor in SQL Server 2008
"SQL Server 2008 introduces a new feature called Resource Governor which enables Database Administrators to manage SQL Server workload and critical system resource consumption" (more)
22 Sep 2008 13:05:08 GMTTuning SQL Server performance via memory and CPU processing
"SQL Server memory can also impact performance. While having too much memory in a SQL Server system is a waste of money, having too little memory is extremely detrimental to performance. Unfortunately, determining when you need more memory in the system can be a bit tricky..."
4 Sep 2008 19:01:37 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.6 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.6 is a recommended update.

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3 Sep 2008 13:36:52 GMTTuning SQL Server performance via disk arrays and disk partitioning
"As a DBA, much of your focus is on performance tuning SQL Server. But have you spent time to tune the hardware supporting your SQL Server system? Are you using the optimal disk array configuration? Are the disk partitions aligned? This tip discusses how to get your SQL Server hardware performance in top shape – whether the system is already in operation or it's a new setup." (more)
4 Aug 2008 15:02:31 GMTAlerts for when Login Failures Strike
When repeated SQL Server login failures occur, a DBA should investigate. It could just be someone repeatedly typing in the wrong password. Worst case is a virus attack flooding your network with connection requests. Receiving an e-mail while login failures are occurring allows DBAs to investigate and fix the issue as soon as possible. So how is DBA notified of login failures without flooding their inbox?" (more)
26 Jun 2008 13:02:51 GMTSQL SERVER Optimization Tips
A collection of tips; some that have been around for a while, some worth noting, and a couple of new tips. (more)
25 Jun 2008 17:53:25 GMTTop 10 things you must read about VMware Performance
Virtualization is a hot topic these days. If you are not using virtualization yet, or if you are just getting your feet wet, this article will point out some important things to keep in mind with regard to performance.
20 Jun 2008 20:29:35 GMT14 useful and FREE online tools for DNS and network troubleshooting
"When troubleshooting network or DNS problems related to your website, server or other online services, it can be very useful to have access to online tools that can help you narrow down the problems. This article contains 14 useful online tools that can help you with this. And they are all free." (more)
18 Jun 2008 19:17:23 GMTWebWatchBot 5.1.5 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.5 is a recommended update.

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12 Jun 2008 18:30:35 GMTWhy Is My Website So Slow? Part 2
In the first part of this series, two main areas that contribute to poor performance were discussed: hardware and software. Part 2 will discuss other software that can contribute to poor performance. (more)
12 Jun 2008 18:27:31 GMTWhy Is My Website So Slow? Part 1
New website developers and system administrators sometimes ask the question, “why is our website so slow?” The answer is often easy: the web server is overloaded, the database is being throttled by slow queries, etc. But how do you narrow it down and get to those answers? (more)
11 Jun 2008 14:47:15 GMTNetwork Cable Unplugged Causing Outages and False Downtime
"Started having a problem with the generic error message network cable unplugged on several virtual machine guest OSs, running on Microsoft’s Virtual Server 2005 R2. The problem happens infrequently, however, it is difficult to catch without cross-monitoring (one VM monitoring another VM for network connectivity). " (more)
10 Jun 2008 13:01:14 GMTIntroduction to SQL 2005 Profiler Part 1
"Profiler is a tool that monitors the events and activity running on a SQL Server. Using profiler, this monitoring can be viewed, saved, and replayed. This article focuses on using Profiler with SQL Server 2005, but the tool is also included with SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2008" (more)
5 Jun 2008 15:31:29 GMTUnderstanding Web Site Bandwidth
"Like many other terms, the technical definition of bandwidth is somewhat different from its use in reference to web sites and data transfer. For our purposes, and yours, bandwidth refers to the amount of data that can be transferred from your web site to the world. " (more)
30 May 2008 14:31:42 GMTMonitor physical server performance with VMmark benchmarking app
"How many VMware ESX Server guest operating systems can your hardware handle? How can you compare the performance of a dual-core server running at 3.2 GHz with a quad-core server running at 2 GHz? When the storage components of your guest OSes migrate from the old Fibre Channel (FC) storage system, to the new iSCSI storage system, how does the move affect performance? To answer these questions, virtualization administrators can run benchmarks on sets of hardware, compare the results and discover which aspects of overall performance change. " (more)
28 May 2008 17:04:14 GMTWhy good Windows sysadmins are easier to find than good UNIX or Linux sysadmins.
"Orin Thomas stirs up the pot a bit by stating that it's a lot more difficult to become a proficient UNIX/Linux sysadmin than a Windows one. Read his reasons for that statement in his latest post to the Hyperbole, Embellishment, and Sys Admins" (more)
27 May 2008 12:59:30 GMTHow to Integrate Performance Monitor and SQL Profiler
"SQL Server profiler displays data about a large number of SQL Server events. Whereas Windows System Monitor graphically displays information about the server internals. You can merge the two sets of information and walk through a scenario viewing both perspectives using SQL Server Profiler." (more)
27 May 2008 12:50:06 GMTTwelve Tips For Optimizing Sql Server 2005 Query Performance
Read the 12 tips for optimization
23 May 2008 19:58:23 GMTThree Levels of Web Application Monitoring
So you are monitoring your web application, but are you really covering the 3 basic levels that will fully ensure it is available and responsive? Monitoring of a web application can be as simple as testing a single web page; however, going deeper and covering your bases is better. (more)
21 May 2008 13:43:42 GMTMeasuring Performance of Stored Procedures
"Database developers need to write stored procedures which are not only fully functional, but also which perform acceptably" (more)
20 May 2008 16:57:20 GMTHOW TO improve the front-end performance of a website - II
"Steve Souders (once a Yahoo! now a Googler) who put up the most comprehensive set of best practices on speeding up web-pages is now following up that list with atleast 10 more in his upcoming book High Performance Web Sites, Part 2." (more)
14 May 2008 13:42:43 GMTHacking Windows XP: Speed Up Your Network and Internet Access
"This excerpt from the ExtremeTech book, Hacking Windows XP, shows you how to tweak the Windows XP System Registry settings to improve network and Internet speed. " (more)
12 May 2008 15:32:17 GMTFix for poor network performance in Windows Vista
"If you experience slowdowns or poor network performance in Windows Vista like slow browsing performance occasionally or all the time you might use a router or network device that is causing problems for Microsoft’s Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level. It’s not the routers fault or your fault but more something that is caused by how the new feature was implemented into Windows Vista." (more)
6 May 2008 13:03:31 GMTThe Webmaster's Turbo Kit: 50-Plus Tips and Resources to Improve Your Site's Speed and Performance
"By now, nearly everyone knows that an effective Web site must be speedy. Users have short attention spans and are generally not willing to wait for a bloated Web site to load. Take advantage of these tips, tools and resources, and you'll have a much better time capturing visitors' attention." (more)
5 May 2008 18:17:57 GMTPut the web server on a diet and increase scalability
A detailed blog entry that discusses using HTTP sessions responsibly to ensure maximum scalability...which also affects performance.
2 May 2008 18:29:27 GMTImproving Java web site performance with asset caching
"In this post, I’ll be talking about a solution I developed at my day job to improve the performance of our web site by allowing the browser to cache JavaScript, CSS, and image files. We were noticing that much of our traffic was from requests for these assets, rather than our page content. Since these asset files rarely change (once per production deployment), we wanted to have the user’s browser cache them until the next build." (more)
1 May 2008 13:44:40 GMTPerformance and Tuning of MySQL
Q&A covering performance and tuning of MySQL (more)
29 Apr 2008 13:40:21 GMTImproving SQL Server Performance
Several good optimization tips for SQL Server (more)
28 Apr 2008 16:30:02 GMTHow to boost the performance of Firefox
"Monzilla (sic) firefox is one of my favorite browsers which have one feature pipelining which really make it really fast than another browser. By default it is disable, so make it enable to get good results." (more)
25 Apr 2008 09:17:35 GMTWebsite development: 5 tips to improve your webpage performance
"Web page loading time plays an important role in drafting the destiny of the website. One of the biggest challenges posed by web developer during website development is developing download time friendly websites." (more)
24 Apr 2008 07:47:56 -0400Tips to Improve Your ASP.NET Web site performance
"ASP.NET has been developed with lots of features which makes developer life easy. Start from ViewState, PostBack, Server Controls , User Controls and etc. All of them can make your web development experience fun and easy, but improper use of them can cause your site performance slowdown. Most of the controls generate overhead to the client and server. Therefore in this article, I I will list out about things you can do and don't to improve your ASP.NET website performance. " (more)
18 Apr 2008 10:57:05 -0400The Performance Benefits of Ajax
In depth article and analysis of the benefits of using Ajax on a website. (more)
15 Apr 2008 09:17:07 -040063+ best practice to optimize PHP code performances
"...an old post by Reinhold Webber, a good list of consideration practice in optimizing PHP code performances." (more)
11 Apr 2008 09:58:09 -0400How to Improve Your Boot Time
Some helpful tips on improving the amount of time it takes to go from powering on, to logging in. (more)
8 Apr 2008 08:10:33 -0400How to optimize and make Outlook faster
Some useful tips on improving the performance of Microsoft Outlook (regardless of its version)

"As you may noticed, Microsoft Outlook tends to respond slower to your commands, as time goes by over your Outlook installation. We use to compare Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Windows: they both needs constant tweaking and optimization, unless you are willing to reformat your disk and to reinstall Windows. But on the Outlook case, reinstalling it can bring lots of headaches and critical data may get lost during the process." (more)
4 Apr 2008 16:45:28 -0400WebWatchBot 5.1.4 Released
WebWatchBot 5.1.4 is a recommended update.

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4 Apr 2008 07:54:37 -0400How to improve your wireless network performance
"If you are connected to wireless network and you like to extend the range of wireless network, or you have some problems with weak signal or slow/variable connection, this is the right post for you. Those tips will help you to improve the signal for your wireless network or, some of them will help you for extending your wireless range and improving your wireless network performance."(more)
3 Apr 2008 12:41:04 -040024 Web site performance tips
"Yahoo! Developer Network blog had an entry by Stoyan Stefanov and presentation from PHP Quebec conference. A few points to take away, in case you don’t feel like going through 76-slide presentation..." (more)
2 Apr 2008 07:46:34 -0400Optimizing Server Performance, Part 1
"...tips were directed at WordPress users, but many carry over to traditional web applications as well." (more)
1 Apr 2008 07:57:54 -0400SQL Sleep
"A new tool announced today will help all those DBAs keep up with the workload while trying to remain rested and refreshed." (more)
31 Mar 2008 10:33:49 -0400Other SQL optimization tips
5 SQL optimization tips that are well commented on. (more)
27 Mar 2008 08:42:18 -0400Improving website performance
"Website performance is becoming a bit of a lost art. As more and more people get broadband, and that broadband gets quicker, then website owners spend less time looking at performance. After all, when you have a quick connection, why bother?" (more)
26 Mar 2008 08:16:13 -0400Is SSD the Future of Storage?
SSD (Solid State Drive) technology is not only smaller in size, it uses less power, makes virtually no noise, and is faster than a standard hard drive. If you don't know about this technology, then now is the time to learn. (more)
24 Mar 2008 09:17:35 -0400Yahoo!'s Latest Performance Breakthroughs
"...the existing 14 rules, plus 20 new rules for faster web pages." (more)
19 Mar 2008 10:45:43 -0400Outlook 2007 Performance Issues? Here are Some Tips...
"most cases, an upgrade to Office 2007 SP1 and some mail file maintenance will resolve the problem. But if you continue to experience issues, here are some pages that will help you troubleshoot:" (more)
14 Mar 2008 08:34:25 -0400How stubbing can hurt your performance on Exchange Server
"To follow up on a previous post, The Death of Store Management. As many archiving vendors claim to help the overal performance of Exchange by stubbing email messages and offering customers the option to reduce the footprint of Exchange databases, the reality is that they actually hurt the Exchange Server performance by doing this." (more)
13 Mar 2008 08:47:34 -0400Monitoring Stored Procedure Performance with sys.dm_exec_cached_plans
"[This article] will show how to use the sys.dm_exec_cached_plans DMW to monitor the performance of your stored procedures." (more)
12 Mar 2008 08:37:24 -0400WinVista SP1 - Network Throttle fix
"Those of you who have already installed Windows Vista SP1 should know that there’s a small issue with network performance, especially when using Gigabit network cards." (more)
11 Mar 2008 10:59:56 -0400New Mozilla Firefox Offers Performance Boost and More
"The fourth beta of the Firefox 3.0 browser was released Monday and includes more than 900 enhancements over the previous beta, Mozilla announced.

The creator of the open-source browser said the new beta includes improvements to performance and memory usage, fixes for stability, and platform-specific enhancements." (more)
7 Mar 2008 09:00:58 -0400New blog "Poor Performance" started
New blog "Poor Performance" started by Tim Hodgson with ExclamationSoft to discuss website and server performance, including tools and methods to use to overcome poor performance.
7 Mar 2008 07:38:58 -04005 Simple Ways to Speed Up Windows Internet Connection
Your connection to the Internet can often be the weakest link to your website's performance. For those who do not have fully dedicated T1 connections, these tips can help make a small improvement.
6 Mar 2008 08:07:21 -0400Check List for Performance Optimisation in SQL Server Analysis Service 2005
"No matter what your platform or the tools that you are using, performance is almost always the number one feature that customers require. In the case of SQL Server Analysis Service (SSAS), there are four areas where we can improve the performance. They are database design, processing, querying and configuring SSAS. " (more)
4 Mar 2008 07:53:49 -0400Improving website performance
"Website performance is becoming a bit of a lost art. As more and more people get broadband, and that broadband gets quicker, then website owners spend less time looking at performance. After all, when you have a quick connection, why bother?" (more)
3 Mar 2008 08:17:17 -0400Send Alert to the Windows Event Log
Alerts can be from WebWatchBot to the Windows Event Log, using a freeware command line tool named "logevent.exe", published by Microsoft, which was originally distributed in the Windows Resource Toolkit. (more)
29 Feb 2008 08:33:46 -0400Monitor long-running jobs in SQL Server 2000
"Monitoring long-running jobs in SQL Server 2000 is a complicated task. The problem is that the job execution history is written only after the first job step is completed. Therefore, if the first -- or only -- step of the job runs for a long time, you can't query any system table or function in order to capture its start time." (more)
28 Feb 2008 08:48:41 -0400ESX Storage Performance Tips
"Thorbjørn Donbæk a Senior Storage Developer at VMware created a real cool presentation about ESX Storage Performance Tips. He has worked in the ESX storage group for VMware since November 2001 and enjoys OS level work and particularly in the storage area." (more)
27 Feb 2008 08:14:13 -04005 Tips To Deal With Slow Computer Performance
This article is squarely targeted at end-user's computers: "All computer users encounter slow performance or a sudden computer breakdown at one time or another. Quite often, registry problems are behind this gradual deterioration in your computers performance. " (more)
26 Feb 2008 08:49:20 -0400Speed Up Your Site! 8 ASP.NET Performance Tips
"Now that you've added the finishing touches to your web site and unleashed it onto the world, fame, fortune, and success will surely follow -- won't it?" (more)
25 Feb 2008 09:25:51 -0400Hidden Network Tools in Vista
"Windows Vista delivers an impressive line up of network tools that can be used to keep the operating system connectivity on a short leash.Users will be able not only to closely monitor the networking activity of the platform, but also repair network connections. The utilities are not new to Windows Vista, having survived in the operating system from previous Windows versions." (more)
22 Feb 2008 08:33:03 -0400Analyzing Device Application Performance with the .Net Compact Framework Remote Performance Monitor
"Service Pack 1 of the .Net Compact Framework version 2 (see http://blogs.msdn.com/netcfteam/archive/2006/04/21/580901.aspx) includes a new utility called the .Net Compact Framework Remote Performance Monitor (RPM). The RPM helps you diagnose performance problems in your application by providing a dynamic, graphical view of various runtime performance statistics. The performance statistics displayed by the RPM are those that are present in the ".stat" files in previous versions of the Compact Framework. See David Kline's blog entry "Monitoring Application Performance..." for a thorough description of all the counters viewable through the RPM." (more)
21 Feb 2008 08:46:35 -0400Essential BizTalk Server 2006 Performance Counters
Microsoft's online guide to the essential performance counters exposed by BizTalk Server 2006 to detect bottlenecks. Use this guide to find out what you should be monitoring in WebWatchBot to gauge performance. (more)
20 Feb 2008 08:40:29 -0400Your Digital Photo Frame May Have a Virus
You know that new digital photo frame you recently purchased? It may have come with a virus:
(more)
15 Feb 2008 09:18:21 -0400Does hyperthreading hurt server performance?
This article from 2005 still holds some thoughtful insight into how CPU features affect overall performance. (more)
14 Feb 2008 08:33:28 -0400Tips for using SQL Server 2005 file and Filegroups
"Here are some helpful tips to performance tune and optimize SQL Server 2005 by using file and filegroups." (more)
12 Feb 2008 09:01:51 -0400Windows Vista Performance Tips
Safely increase performance on a PC running Windows Vista
11 Feb 2008 08:37:19 -0400PHP Performance Tuning Overview
"There are many methods available to help you performance tune PHP. Some require little to no effort, while others take more time in analysis for potential opportunities." This article provides examples of how you can increase performance with PHP. (more)
31 Jan 2008 13:43:31 -0400Improve Exchange 2003 Internet connectivity, mail flow and performance
"Internet connectivity on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 is enabled by default, but larger organizations with multiple Exchange servers or domains may want to modify their Web connections to improve efficiency or to remove a single point of failure. This tutorial explains how to better manage email message flow between an Exchange organization and the Internet. You'll learn how to create an SMTP virtual server and then custom configure SMTP connectors, bridgeheads and routing groups to better respond to your email traffic patterns and improve performance. " (more)
29 Jan 2008 08:35:28 -0400White Paper: Top Ways to Enhance Load Balancing & Accelerate Application Performance
"The flexibility to add functionality that accelerates application performance has become critical in meeting the larger business goal of successfully delivering applications over the Internet. All too often, problems with application performance are deemed to be a function of server hardware after network infrastructure has been ruled out. Simply increasing processing power in a server may have little or no effect on application performance and scalability. The same may be said for adding load-balanced servers to cope with increased load.

Read this Citrix white paper and learn about the important technologies that can enhance basic load balancing by reducing server workload and accelerate application performance. " (more)
28 Jan 2008 08:33:25 -0400Performance Wiki
This useful wiki covers a range of topics, OSs, servers, databases and more.