May 11th 2012 Link List.

Hello, as I mentioned a while ago I was trying to use Friday to put the links that I found most useful during the preceding week. I’ve since discovered that this might be considered a type of content curation which is a new phrase to me but one that is interesting. I think it’s really…


Asp.Net MVC 3 versus Asp.Net Web Forms Performance.

I recently worked with a customer who was migrating their site from Asp.Net Web Forms to Asp.Net MVC 3. They saw some differences in page execution time and came to us asking for more information. In this case the MVC code was slower than the equivalent Web Forms page. Data Class The customer started with…

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May 4th 2012 Link Day

As they say on Star Wars day “May the 4th be with you” . Here are the interesting links I have read this week with some comments Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 2011 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfxteam/archive/2012/04/26/10297848.aspx Looking forward to playing with Async on my Visual Studio 2011 install now. Client Certificate Authentication in FTP 7 http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/archive/2012/04/26/configuring-ftp-client-certificate-authentication-in-ftp-7.aspx  …


Commerce Server and the MSCS_CatalogScratch Database and Maintenance.

Thanks to Charles Teague for providing some of the technical detail for this article. We’ll cover what the MSCS_CatalogScratch does in Commerce Server and how to maintain it either via VBScript or SQL Server Maintenance plans.   1) What’s the Catalog Scratch Database? The Catalog Scratch Database is a database used to store the results…