Ever wanted to “warm-up” your IIS web site by pre-loading processes at the start of the web server in order to enable faster response times? Well now you can have the easy-bake oven option!
Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of IIS Application Warm-Up – an extension for IIS 7.5 that enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and loading of modules, IT Professionals can ensure their Web sites are responsive at all times even if their Web sites use a custom request pipeline or if the Application Pool is recycled.
For more information or to download, please visit the IIS Application Warm-Up page.