About the Author – Clint Huffman
Originally from Dayton, OH. Clint joined Microsoft in 1999 supporting web technologies, Microsoft load testing tools, and later worked as a Testing Consultant helping people with load testing at the Microsoft Services Labs. There he found a passion for solving Windows performance issues. In 2006, he joined Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) team to take on BizTalk performance issues only to find that most issues could be diagnosed by analyzing operating system resources. Some may say that performance analysis of Windows is more of an art than a science. Well, Clint strives to make it as much of a science as possible and to bring it to the masses. Clint is probably best known for the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) tool, which simplifies the analysis of performance monitor logs. He is an author of many of the BizTalk performance guides on MSDN and recently spoke at Tech Ed 2008 on BizTalk performance analysis. He currently lives in Marysville, WA which is about 40 miles north of Seattle.
Vital Signs Workshop: Clint teaches the Vital Signs workshop (originally created by Shane Creamer) which is a 3 day workshop that covers Windows architecture and how to identify performance bottlenecks.
Products: Clint primarily supports Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), and scripting (VBScript or PowerShell).
PAL Tool: Clint wrote the free and open source PAL tool which saves you time by analyzing performance counter logs. You can check out the tool at http://pal.codeplex.com
Clint’s Windows Performance Analysis in the Field Blog: Clint blogs about the Windows performance issues he encounters in the field at http://blogs.technet.com/clinth.
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Microsoft Tag: Download Clint’s contact information to your phone. Get the free app for you phone at http://gettag.mobi. Works with Windows Mobile, iPhone, Blackberry, and may other camera phones.
PodCasts: Clint is a regular on the RunAs Radio show which is a free internet radio talk show podcast for IT Professionals talking about Windows performance analysis. Use your Zune Marketplace to subscribe to the podcast for free or go to http://www.runasradio.com.
How to engage PFE: Clint is part of the Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) team at Microsoft. If you would like to use PFE resources (onsite problem solving, training, risk assessments, etc) and if you have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, then contact your Microsoft Technical Account Manager (TAM). If you do not have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, then go to http://www.microsoft.com/services/microsoftservices/srv_premier.mspx for more info.