Does anyone have any good (read: not micro) benchmarks comparing Server 2012/IIS 8 to Server 2008/IIS 7.5? You'd think it's been available long enough for that, but that does not seem to be the case...
That looks awesome. I wonder if I dare install .Net 4.5 on my work laptop and see if the development cycles are faster as well. I just hate that one little change in a C# file involves a sloooow msbuild plus a sloooow app pool refresh :-( We're taking almost a minute on a speed quad core i7 machine with SSD.
Long ago, I have decided not to recommend a product whose manuals you couldn't see before buying it. It came from a huge disappointment over ATG's Dynamo web platform that led to a cancelled project and some lawyering. If we could have seen all the documentation, we'd have decided against it.
Benchmarking is the same - unless I can see independent benchmarks (ones not authorized or paid for the software maker, done based on publicly available knowledge on the platform) I'm not buying.