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  • Blog Post: WCF scales up slowly with bursts of work

    A few customers have noticed an issue with WCF scaling up when handling a burst of requests. Fortunately, there is a very simple workaround for this problem that is covered in KB2538826 (thanks to David Lamb for the investigation and write up). The KB article provides a lot of good information about...
  • Blog Post: Improving the performance of web services in Silverlight 3 Beta

    Cross-posted from the Silverlight Web Services Team Blog . Silverlight 3 Beta introduces a new way to improve the performance of web services. You have all probably used the Silverlight-enabled WCF Service item template in Visual Studio to create a WCF web service, and then used the Add Service Reference...
  • Blog Post: Orcas SP1 Improvement: Asynchronous WCF HTTP Module/Handler for IIS7 for Better Server Scalability

    (Copied from https://blogs.msdn.com/wenlong/archive/2008/08/13/orcas-sp1-improvement-asynchronous-wcf-http-module-handler-for-iis7-for-better-server-scalability.aspx ) Introduction As mentioned in my last blog entry , for IIS-hosted WCF services, WCF holds the worker thread coming from ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: WCF Request Throttling and Server Scalability

    (Copied from http://blogs.msdn.com/wenlong/archive/2008/04/21/wcf-request-throttling-and-server-scalability.aspx ) Two Threads per Request In .NET 3.0 and 3.5, there is a special behavior that you would observe for IIS-hosted WCF services. Whenever a request comes in, the system would use two threads...
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