Getting-The-Red-Out: OpsMgr and Defining Alerts Criticality for your environment

System Center Operations Manager 2007 provides an extremely comprehensive solution to monitor your entire Windows (and now non-Windows) environment, and provides great knowledge about issues which are occurring or may soon occur. The level of information available within the various management packs is extremely comprehensive and knowledge is provided within the management packs which assist…

Central Texas SharePoint User Group: “Building Scalable Enterprise Applications with MOSS 2007”

Central Texas SharePoint User Group: "Building Scalable Enterprise Applications with MOSS 2007" September Program Description: There are techniques that organizations with experienced .NET developers should use to develop scalable, distributed, high performance applications for SharePoint Server 2007. Successfully delivering SharePoint applications should involve programming techniques that focus on optimal code execution and efficient application delivery.…

What defines success for IT Operations?

  What must an IT Department do to be successful? Running an IT Department requires diligence across many technology disciplines. Here are some suggestions for IT Management, that if met, will bring IT Operations closer to success. When the latest security patches have been applied to all servers. We use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)…

SharePoint Farm Performance Recommendations

The recommendations described in this section are general guidelines and best-practices to apply to a SharePoint implementation.  The majority of the items listed here are not of my own discovery, but rather a summary of the information that can be found in the whitepaper Scaling SharePoint 2007: Storage Architecture (R2) created by Russ Houberg and…