The Economist on How Win7 Marks the End of an Era and the Beginning of a Battle in the Clouds

Much of computing will no longer be done on personal computers in homes and offices, but in the “cloud”: huge data centres housing vast storage systems and hundreds of thousands of servers, the powerful machines that dish up data over the internet. Web-based e-mail, social networking and online games are all examples of what are…


Responsiveness: Web Applications Warm-Up

IIS Application Warm-Up for IIS 7.5 enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and loading of modules, IT Professionals can ensure their Web sites are…

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Web Building and Hosting with Microsoft Web Platform

Get more than just a complete stack: get a complete, interoperable Platform that combines a rich and powerful web application framework with a supporting cast of tools, servers, and technologies including a complete eco-system of products, technologies, communities, and partners, working together, to help you succeed on the Web. Large or small, blog or the…


Revenue Assurance: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta

The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is an IIS7 extension that helps identify search engine and user experience optimizations for Web sites. The following features are included: Site Intelligence Reporting and error identification for broken/invalid links, duplicate content, tag validation, etc. Visibility into user routes, referring pages and other patterns Drilldown into page resource…


Doloto: The Power of AJAX without Its Headaches (a Microsoft Research Project)

Doloto is an AJAX application optimization tool, especially useful for large and complex Web 2.0 applications that contain a lot of code, such as Bing Maps, Hotmail, etc. Doloto analyzes AJAX application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large Web 2.0 applications. After being processed by Doloto, an application will initially transfer only…


[NSS Labs] Internet Explorer 8 rated tops against malware and phishing attacks

NSS Labs performs recurring, standardized testing of web browser security. This includes rating protection against socially engineered malware and phishing attacks. The results are based upon empirically validated evidence gathered by NSS Labs during continuous 24×7 testing against fresh, live malicious sites. During Q3, 2009 NSS Labs performed the second group test of web browser…


Model-View-Controller Framework for Web Applications

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. This means that developers can take advantage of the MVC design patterns to create their Web Applications which includes the ability to achieve and maintain a clear separation of concerns (the UI or view from the business and…


Application Architecture Guide 2.0

Design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. Get this guidance