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SharePoint: Identifying memory problems introduced by custom code

Update Nov 27, 2014: Just posted this YouTube video that shows how to easily identify top SharePoint Performance Problems: SharePoint Performance Analysis in 15 Minutes SharePoint is a great platform that makes it easy to customize the portal view for users to their individual needs. Many times though the out of the box Features, Lists and Web Parts are not enough. So you either buy 3rd party extensions… read more

SharePoint: Lookup value Performance

In SharePoint you can define lookup columns in your lists. The definition of a lookup field allows you to pick the target list and the target column to display in your lookup column. If I have a Product Group list and a Product list, I define a lookup column in the Product list to reference the Product Group list and I would use the Title as my display value. read more

Performance Antipatterns – Part 1

Last year december I gave a talkat DeVoxx on Performance Antipatterns.  Some people asked me to make avaiable the contents of my talk. Instead of publishing the slides I decided to write a couple of blog entries on the contents of my talk. In the first entry I will start with some general perceptions on people and performance.  I have found these perceptions in many situations. Most… read more

SharePoint: More on column index and their performance impact

Update Nov 27, 2014: Just posted this YouTube video that shows how to easily identify top SharePoint Performance Problems: SharePoint Performance Analysis in 15 Minutes In my previous post I took a closer look into SharePoint indexed columns and tried to find out what is really going on under the hood. We’ve learned that indexed columns are actually implemented by populating all values of the indexed columns into… read more

Getting ready for TechReady8: Load- and Web-Testing with VSTS and dynaTrace

I’ve been invited by Microsoft to show dynaTrace’s integration into Visual Studio Team System. In case you are at this Microsoft internal conference and haven’t yet figured out which session to go to you may want to consider DEV307 – Load and Web Testing in VSTS2008 with 3rd Party integration (inc Dynatrace, Dynamics and Sharepoint) on wednesday, 4th of February at 10:30 AM. We will see how to easen the pain… read more

A resumee about SharePoint Technology Conference 2009 in San Francisco

I’ve attended, exhibited and lectured at the SPTechCon 2009 in San Francisco this week. I was glad that I was given the opportunity to talk about SharePoint Performance and Scalabilty. I’ve recorded both my classes 602: INTO THE WILD: THE CHALLENGES OF CUSTOMIZED SHAREPOINT APPS IN RELEASE 801: BUILDING SCALABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE SHAREPOINT APPLICATIONS Samples that I’ve used at the sessions are here for download: Query Web Part SharePoint… read more

SharePoint: List Performance – How list column indices really work under the hood

Update Nov 27, 2014: Just posted this YouTube video that shows how to easily identify top SharePoint Performance Problems: SharePoint Performance Analysis in 15 Minutes Have you ever wondered what is really going on under the hood when you index a column in SharePoint? Everybody keeps talking about indexing columns once your lists exceed the 2000 items limit. Knowing that everything in SharePoint is basically stored in one… read more

Meet me at SharePoint Tech Con in San Francisco this week

I am going to host two presentations at the SharePoint Technology Conference in San Francisco this week. In case you attend the conference you may want to check out the following two sessions that I will do: 602: INTO THE WILD: THE CHALLENGES OF CUSTOMIZED SHAREPOINT APPS IN RELEASE 801: BUILDING SCALABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE SHAREPOINT APPLICATIONS The PowerPoint slides should already be downloadable for registered users. The main… read more

SharePoint: Monitoring individual List usage and performance

Update Nov 27, 2014: Just posted this YouTube video that shows how to easily identify top SharePoint Performance Problems: SharePoint Performance Analysis in 15 Minutes We all know that SharePoint list performance can degrade the more items are stored in the lists and depending on how the lists are filtered when viewed. You will find many arcticles and blog entries talking about the 2000 items per list… read more

SharePoint: Using Batch-Updates to speed up performance?

In my previous posts about SharePoint I focused on how to improve read-access of items stored in SharePoint lists. Now its time to discuss how best to update or add new items. As the SharePoint Object Model provides a big variety of interfaces we can again choose between multiple approaches. Scenario 5: Updating a large number of SharePoint list items The first obvious way of adding or updating… read more