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Visual Studio Team System and Windows Live Hotmail

Ever wonder what it’s like to build and test a Web site which has to scale to over 260 million customers? This technical case study details how the Windows Live Hotmail team used the testing capabilities of Visual Studio Team System to ensure that the newest rollout of their site would live up to their site performance requirements.


  • The operating environment that hosts Windows Live Hotmail is one of the most advanced data centers in the world. To go into great detail about how this data center is architected would be beyond the scope of this document. What we can say about his environment is that it is broadly categorized into front door servers and behind-the-scenes servers.
  • The goal established by the Windows Live Development team for the front door servers was that each server to be able to support 215,000 concurrent clients. However, to validate this goal, the team had to understand what their baseline was.

More info: Windows Live Hotmail Case Study

Microsoft, Visual Studio, Windows Live Hotmail, Hotmail, Windows Live

Source:? Eric Nelson’s Blog

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