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Scaling 32 bit ASP.NET Application to a 64 bit OS Platform | Mailbag Discussion

Well, its time for some discussion. Few minutes back, one of the reader ‘Om’ had asked this below question –

“I’ve small query related to application compatibility. We have a SaaS based product hosted on group of windows 2003 server standard edition (32bit). To scale up further we upgraded RAM of few systems to 8GB from 4GB. But since 32-bit version of windows 2003 does not support more than 4 GB of RAM , we have to switch to different edition. Now we have the option of either trying 32-bit Datacenter edition(cost around 3000 bucks per system per month extra by our host provider). or 64 bit Standard edition (with no extra cost).

So my query is that how much effort is needed (if any) in migrating a 32 bit application to a 64 bit OS platform? Apart from app we have bunch of WCF services?”

Kindly let us know your opinions/thoughts in the comments section!

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Buzzom New look and Features

Just came across these leaked feature list and snapshots of the all new Buzzom – Twitter Account Management Tool.

Buzzom helps you tweet through web based application. Something HootSuite has been offering but Buzzom has a Facebook like interface, which no one has tried yet. and it looks impressive. No columns, no tabs- everything in one single column!

The home page looks much much better than the earlier one. Personally, the colours which was earlier used didn’t impress me. This one looks coool.!

New Buzzom Home Page

Few of the other key features noticed were,

  1. Facebook integrated: You can view your Twitter and Facebook stream and post updates in both.
  2. Spam Control: You can choose to hide user, application as well as keywords (through hash tags). Once you hide these, you stream would always remain clear from the spam words.
  3. Tool Bar: Firefox and chrome plugin for updating status updates from your browser to 9 social networks including Google Buzz.

Few other Snapshots –

Hide Spammer from the Twitter page Stream

Buzzom Page

The official press-release is expected to happen this evening. If the souces are right, we can see most of the features which are described above!

Also Read – How often and When do you check your Twitter and Facebook? and Buzzom: A solution for Twitter Account management

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