Performance of various data merging methods

Recently I got the task to develop a Web Part which would aggregate the contents of a couple of RSS Feeds, sort them descending on the publishing date and display the top n of them. Thinking about how the whole thing could be done, I have found out that there are multiple methods to get things done. The Web Part was supposed to work on an Internet site so I decided to have a closer look at the performance of the various methods.

Internet Explorer 8 will support AJAX page navigation

The IE team has recently announced that they have made a few AJAX improvements in the newest version of Internet Explorer. One of such improvements is support for updating the navigation log through AJAX. So when your application uses intensively AJAX to enhance the User Experience, you can still leverage the native browser navigation mechanism by updating the navigation log information.

Imtech Extended ContentQueryWebPart (with paging) source code available

Some time ago I have created a concept of the ContentQueryWebPart extended with paging support, called Imtech Extended ContentQueryWebPart. Since its release, the Imtech ExCQWP has been downloaded more than 200 times and some of you have sent me some questions regarding how it all works.

MOSS 2007 is XHTML compliant out-of-the-box

Recently, while gathering resources for a presentation on MOSS 2007 WCM I'll be giving next week for a Dutch SharePoint community, I have stumbled upon something interesting. Did you know that MOSS 2007 is XHTML compliant out-of-the-box? Well, neither did I. But it is so, according to CMS Matrix.