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Reducing Bandwidth Requirements Via Compression

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I’ve been looking at ways to try to increase the performance of our CRM infrastructure recently. I followed this Technet Optimisation guide┬ásome time ago, but thought it was worth a revisit. The tips here were great when I first configured our CRM environment, but that was almost 2 years ago now!

One thing which jumped out at me was the ‘Using Compression Techniques’ section. I remember following this in the past, but the section on ‘Dynamic Compression’ jumped out at me, as I don’t recall following before. It specifically talks about compressing responses sent to SDK clients such as the Outlook client. Standard HTTP compression does not do this, so since a lot of my our users use the Outlook client, I gave it a go.

Both the command line and GUI steps can be found in the Technet article, but here are the IIS 7.5 steps which I followed to enable it: –

  1. In Internet Information Services Manager, click the <Server name>, scroll down in the Features View to the Management section, and then start the Configuration Editor.
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February 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm

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Moved to WordPress

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Unfortunately, Posterous is closing down, so I’ve transferred my blog to WordPress.

Some of the SQL and JavaScript formatting got lost during the transfer, so I’m currently in the process of checking it all over. If you find anything not working, leave a comment and I’ll get it fixed.

Thanks!

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February 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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