When setting up a greenfield project I just love to see the sea of standard Sitecore home pages cascaded across my monitors as every instance in every environment comes online. I feel like Tom Hanks yelling, “Look what I have created!”, and after the first 20 times of doing so in the office I got “The talk”. But it's not unusual to see a slow start which typically boils down to a connection or permission error. This can be quickly identified and dealt with by just checking the logs, and performance counters is no stranger to this exercise.

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With any project there comes a time when we grant access to the client's authors. I guess that's the whole point of a CMS, right? But during this transition period I always keep an eye on the Content Management instance's performance to ensure everything is running as it should be, and excessive publishing is a common issue we have to address.

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