A couple of nights ago, @PeterLanoie did a great presentation on IIS administration. This was at the March TVUG meeting. We had a good sized crowd and there were plenty of questions and discussions from the audience. Peter had some cool tricks to show off. Like how to use an App_Offline.htm file to take a site offline while making updates.
We spent a lot of time going over session management, multiple levels of configuration files, deployments, and how to handle those types of thing when you have a web farm. As developers, we don’t always have the experience or knowledge to optimize IIS for large traffic sites.
Peter spent over two hours drilling in deep on these topics. It’s great when a user group member can step up to the plate and Peter knocked this one out of the park.
If you are in the Albany, NY area, check out TVUG. That’s the Tech Valley .Net User Group, located right in the middle of Tech Valley, NY. We usually meet on the second Tuesday of the month. We have a mailing list that you can sign up for and we have a MeetUp page. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.