Archive for February, 2010

How can to increase the network throughput to guest VMs

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment
Under load, the default buffer size used the by the virtual switch may provide inadequate buffer and result in packet loss. We recommend increasing the VM bus receive buffer from 1Mb to 2Mb.
Virtualized networking can be complicated, what with the root and child partitions relaying packets across the VM bus to reach the physical NIC. The VM bus, anticipating contention, uses buffers to queue data while the recipient VM is swapped out or otherwise not keeping up with the traffic. The default buffer size for WS08 R2 is 1Mb, which provides 655 packet buffers (1,600 bytes per buffer).
Want to know more about ? read the article by Tom Basham, Virtualization Performance PM, Windows Fundamentals Team
Categories: Virtualization

IIS : Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Just Got Easy

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment
The free IIS SEO Toolkit gives you an easy way to improve discoverability and user experience for your Web sites. Using the robots exclusion, sitemaps and site analysis tools in the Toolkit, you can increase Web site traffic and revenue by optimizing your site for search engine discoverability and enhancing the quality of your site.

Increase Website Traffic and Revenue
Analyze your website and find ways to boost your number of hits. Use SEO recommendations to improve traffic and increase your revenue stream.

Influence and Update Search Engines
Control the access and display of your content in search results. Keep search engines current with the latest information from your website.

Improve Customer Experience
Discover and solve common problems in your website content and design to enhance your end user experience. Make it easy for your customers to find what they’re looking for.

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Categories: Microsoft

Build a great Windows 7 application : You could win a fully loaded HP Touchsmart tx2z Notebook!

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment


Use Visual Studio 2008 and/or Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to build a great Windows 7 application, and then post an article on The Code Project. You could win a fully loaded HP Touchsmart tx2z Notebook!

Submit a great article explaining how you built an app for Windows 7 – complete with code – and if yours is the highest rated article by both The Code Project community and our judges, you could win a fully loaded HP Touchsmart tx2z Notebook!


  • Write a great article using the regular Code Project submission guidelines  
  • Your article should include screen shots and code samples
  • Your article must use Visual Studio 2008 and/or Visual Studio 2010 Beta
  • The app should run as a Windows client, and should take advantage of Windows-specific technologies/features found in Windows 7 (such as jumplists, thumbnails, etc.)
  • You’ll need to tag your article with the key words "Windows 7”
  • Post your article on The Code Project to automatically be entered in the contest

What You Can Win members can vote on your article. The articles that are highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final winner.  If your article wins, in addition to receiving one of our three great prizes, you’ll be highlighted in The Code Project’s weekly newsletter and on our contest page.

Good luck!!!
Categories: Microsoft