I have often seen many companies that engage developer or even a large strength of CoE (Center of Excellence) for collecting best practice documents, carrying out benchmarking exercise, developing POCs (Proof Of Concept) for showcasing their technical strength and maintaining their readiness for upcoming or unforeseen technical challenges. But one thing they miss to see is to check if they are re-inventing the wheel. I mean that one should always check before placing efforts to extract benchmarking results, that if tests have already been done and results are already available from a genuine and reliable source, can the derivation of the targeted tests be built upon something that is already available, is there a real requirement to start from the scratch ? Some people do really enjoy doing from the scratch for whatsoever reasons, but I value my time utmost and to me re-inventing the wheel just to prove that I can build something from scratch is no good reason to waste my time. I even find many bloggers repeating the same content that is already available at tonnes of places, or try placing great efforts to discover something that is already established and available as a whitepaper. With all due respect, in my viewpoint, this just holds the value of making oneself feeling accomplished (though meaninglessly) and nothing else.
Coming to the point, Microsoft has published whitepapers for Performance testing and capacity planning of various services and features of Sharepoint 2010. Few of these whitepapers are pretty useful for a Business Intelligence solution that involves services like Performancepoint Services, Visio Services, Excel Services, Access Services, FAST Search server and others. Below mentioned is the list of download:
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