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Bill Baer (ˈbɛər)

Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery Notes with SharePoint Products and Technolgies

In recent months there has been a great deal of discussion and debate on disaster recovery and high availability with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies and with the recent releases of both Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 there are open opportunities to leverage components available natively to these technologies and compliment a SharePoint Products and Technologies disaster recovery design. One of the most significant challenges has been overcoming latency penalties applied through distance between the active and passive datacenters, particularly with Microsoft SQL Server Log Shipping since we’re dealing with SMB and a synchronous process.

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Database Mirroring, Notes and Considerations

The question of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring (DBM) continues to be a topic of discussion in implementation with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, attached is a set of key notes and considerations to take into account when implementing DBM. Before implementing DBM with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, you must first understand that many applications are not natively aware of a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring architecture in most cases.

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Planning a 100,000+ My Site personal site deployment? Notes...

This topic has frequented my Inbox over the past months, planning a My Site personal site deployment for 100,000+ users. In this post we’ll examine the issues and potential solutions. First it is important to understand that while a My Site personal site is a site collection in basic form, it’s instantiation via a browser request or managed code results in significantly greater overhead than a traditional collaboration-type site collection. The majority of overhead is presented through the numerous data building operations that occur both on the private and public pages associated with the template, private.

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