Contention, poor performance, and deadlocks when you make Web service requests from ASP.NET applications

If you are (un) lucky like me then you may run into gettin this error on IIS server asp.net web apps/asmx web services. Its a known issue and has a resolution documented in kb article @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821268. The resolution revolves around fine tuning machine.config parameters. To improve your asp.net web app performance do read http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms998549.aspx

VS 2008 sp1 & .Net 3.5 sp1 is out

You can download VS 2008 sp1 and .Net 3.5 sp1 @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&DisplayLang=en   This release has major improvements on WCF and WF. Brief overview avaialble @ download page says:   .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements: ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that enables rapid data driven development without writing code, and a new addition to ASP.NET AJAX that provides support for managing browser history (back button support). For more information, see What’s New in ASP.NET and Web Development. Core improvements to the CLR (common language runtime) that include … Continue reading VS 2008 sp1 & .Net 3.5 sp1 is out

ASP.NET MVC CodePlex Preview 4

This CodePlex Preview 4 release introduces new features as well as changes to the default project template. The changes to the default project template are intended to help jumpstart the most common application-building scenarios. Many of the new features focus around simple AJAX scenarios. http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=15389