Blog entries posted during 2009

  • Upgrading to CMS 6 RC1

    EPiServer CMS 6 RC1 supports upgrading from EPiServer CMS 5 R2, we have tested a couple of internal customers like EPiServer World and external customers that donated a copy of their site to us. The upgrade process does a few notable things: XForm... 3

  • SQL replication and EPiServer CMS

    I’ve been spending some time setting up an EPiServer CMS site using SQL replication and will in this post go through some basics, but lets start with the reasons for choosing replication in your architecture. The two obvious reasons are security a... 5

  • Notes on SQL Server 2008 High Availability and EPiServer CMS

    SQL Server 2008 provides several high availability options, these are my notes from a recent research I did to get an overall idea of the alternatives. What I found was that all are being used by CMS customers to different degrees but my guess is... 7

  • Performance: How to disable keyword indexing in SP2

    EPiServer CMS indexes content in properties for two purposes, one of them is to extract links and the other is to extract keywords for the internal search engine. If you don’t use the internal search engine the server does a lot of work and fills ... 8

  • Scrum Dashboard v2.4

    This release contains bug fixes and some new features and enhancements. There has also been some work done on performance improvements in both server-side code and client-side code. Full list of bug fixes and features in v2.4: #2349 Display Ordere... 6

  • CdnSupport module preview 2

    Please read this article about Preview 1 before you continue reading, it covers the basics. I’ve added another feature to the CDN module to support “far future Expires-header”. As described in Preview 1 you need to set an Expires header on your... 8

  • Testing Windows Server 2008 R2 RC

    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 , now available as a Release Candidate, builds on the same kernel as Windows 7 and offers an updated web server dubbed IIS 7.5 . We have not found any compatibility issues with EPiServer CMS 5 R2 yet, but we haven'... 3

  • Optimizing Friendly URL for Page Providers

    Page Providers are often used to integrate flat external data without a hierarchy. Since everything in EPiServer CMS assumes you have a nice hierarchy you simulate a hierarchy by for example categories or date of creation (i.e. /MyProvider/2009/04... 2

  • CdnSupport module in action

    This test was conducted on EPiServer Labs between April 2nd to April 5th 2009 using Akamai as CDN provider and Apica as testing platform. Time measured is loading the complete start page including all images and other resources found on the page.... 2

  • Optimize startup time in ASP.NET

    Microsoft published a new knowledge base article on April 1st and its not a joke: FIX: You experience very slow performance on an initial request to an ASP.NET Web site after you change the App_Code folder, the bin folder, or the Global.asax file ... 7

About the blogger

Per Bjurström

Episerver AB
Esteemed Citizen

Architect on the development team in Stockholm and has been with the company since 1999.