Tip #36: Did you know… How to manage pilot or beta program for your site using Application Request Routing in IIS7.0?

Won’t it be cool if you can target and route appropriate users of your site to your pilot/beta/new looking site based on user’s profile. This may help you in managing select users who have previously signed for pilot program and redirect them to new looking web site and gather feedback. This is a very typical…

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Tip#25: Did you know… You can have canonical URLs and Redirects with IIS 7.0

Canonical URLs help you to make your links Search Engine Optimized (SEO). For human it is easy to understand that http://www.contoso.com is same as http://contoso.com. But many search engines will not make this assumption and treat them as two separate entries. This will split the rankings among them and lower the overall relevance of the…

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Tip #20: Did you know… How to change WAP to use an IIS Web server?

Sometimes while developing WAP you might want to switch to IIS Web server instead of the Visual Studio Development Server provided by VWD. Here is how you do it: 1. Go to the Properties page of WAP by clicking on properties under WAP in Solution Explorer or Right click on WAP and select Properties from…

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Tip #17: Did you know… How to remote debug WAPs that are using IIS?

If you want to work on an web application project using IIS that is sitting on another server, you can use the remote debugger and the web property pages in Visual Studio 2008 SP1. First, open your web application project on the server (e.g. \\server\share), by going to File > Open Project.  If you right…

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