Once in a while you find yourself in a situation where you have to process some items in SharePoint. Using Timer Jobs in only a half of the answer. Find out how to process items using Work Item Timer Jobs in SharePoint 2010.
Removing the form runat=server tag from the Master Page is one of the ways to optimize Internet-facing websites built on the SharePoint 2010 platform. Unfortunately it also means losing some functionality such as Web Parts in content. Find out how to combine minimal Master Page markup with Web Parts in content.