Archive for January 7th, 2008

Visual Studio Extensibility White Paper January 7th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

This white paper describes the extensibility of Visual Studio. The extensibility of Visual Studio provides numerous benefits, including the flexibility to build a broad range of solutions, accelerated development, the ability to deliver a familiar user interface, and a robust and growing ecosystem. Download it here.

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SQL Counter: Part 5 (Disk Queue Length) January 7th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

PhysicalDisk Object -> Avg. Disk Queue Length
This counter measures whether I/O requests are being serviced or are waiting in the queue for the disk drive to catch up on requests. This can be a bottleneck in performance for a server in that, if it grows large or is consistently above eight for a particular disk, then that disk device cannot keep up with the arrival of new I/O requests. This can also sometimes depend on the type of disk system one is using.

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