Your online community contributions have been recognized by Microsoft

Dear Mohammed,

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor badge.

This recognition is reserved for participants who made notable contributions in Microsoft online communities such as MSDN, TechNet and Microsoft Answers. The value of these online resources is greatly enhanced by participants like you who voluntarily contribute your time and energy to improve the online community experience for others.

What does this mean to you?
First, in the next few days, you’ll notice a “MCC” badge appearing next to your name. This will appear automatically and will remain there for the next three months. At this time we will reevaluate your contribution levels to see if the recognition will continue on a quarterly basis.

Additionally, we would like to highlight you on our official badge website. Simply respond to a few questions and we’ll share a little about you with the larger community, including your blog URL, Twitter handle and more. This step is completely optional but will give you some great exposure.

Please note that you will have only one opportunity to complete this information for the next three months.

Questions? Contact us at

Once again, congratulations!
The Microsoft Community Contributor Team


Performance Tuning Guide for Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012

This guide follows on from the excellent Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Performance Tuning Guidelines and describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed decision about its relevance to your system, workload, and performance goals.

The guide is for information technology (IT) professionals and system administrators who need to tune the performance of a server that is running Windows Server 2012.