IIS 7.5 – Application Warmup – Tip for fast application responsiveness in CRM, Sharepoint, Dynamics Portals and other office servers.

IIS 7.5 has a new feature which many SMB and Hosting providers will recognize and appreciate. It really has universal appeal and some of you will have already found ways to improve responsiveness, The initial lag time it takes to spin up worker processes and application pools makes CRM, SharePoint, and a number of other Dynamics and office server products appear slow if they have been inactive usually 30 minutes. This is because the application pool recycles and sits in wait for the next request before it turns itself back on. There have been a number of tools over the years … Continue reading IIS 7.5 – Application Warmup – Tip for fast application responsiveness in CRM, Sharepoint, Dynamics Portals and other office servers.

Sharepoint 2010 – Role Based Security – Still a thing of the future?

In my last post I talked about Visio 2010 and how we are seeing tools which can drive a lot of business value by representing data in intuitive ways through SharePoint. I raised the concern about once you see the data the next question is how does technology empower action. The answer involves several aspects and perhaps the most important one of which is role based security. The question comes down to this, if I want to share information with my boss and co-worker and give them the ability to perform different actions, how is this done using SharePoint? It appears … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 – Role Based Security – Still a thing of the future?

Visio 2010 – One of Microsoft’s Key Strategies – Model based programming for the masses

A few years ago Microsoft started talking about ‘Model Based Programming’ which would bring software development skills to the masses by making it easier to conceptualize program flows, decision paths and layout key functional areas while intuitively reflecting business processes. Visio 2010 is shining light on this important avant-garde vision. And it is doing it in a manner that seems so intuitive to regular folks that it is hard not to see the value. Software developers and network admins were not the only users of Visio and as the Visio team looked at the other Personas, one can’t help but deduce that … Continue reading Visio 2010 – One of Microsoft’s Key Strategies – Model based programming for the masses

Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 System Requirements – 64 Bit Only

First thing to know about SharePoint 2010 is it is 64 bit only. Huh, let’s talk about 64bit a little. Exchange came out in 64 bit in the current version 2008 and I think Microsoft is going mainstream in support for 64 bit applications and operating systems. As a side note, a number of my family members are upgrading around Windows 7 and 64 bit is the choice for me in advising them. We are seeing more and more mainstream support for 64 bit and Acer to name one manufacturer is putting out mass market Home Premium boxes preloaded with 64 bit in … Continue reading Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 System Requirements – 64 Bit Only