Enable built-in IIS compression in Azure

The time it takes to transfer an HTTP request and response across the network can be significantly reduced by decisions made by front-end engineers. It's true that the end-user's bandwidth speed, Internet service provider, proximity to peering exchange points, etc. are beyond the control of the development team. But there are other variables that affect response times. Compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. I found a bit tricky and interesting to enable compression in Azure service deployment. More...

Challenge Bing vs Google

First of all, as you probably already know I was working in Bing Ads and I am going to move to the Bing Search next week (Satori is my new team) and I will be working in the city center plaza  in Bellevue (head quarters of Bing). Second, I see that a lot of people think that Google is only one good search engine that can find stuff in the web and people usually don't trust new search engines like Bing. So, people in Microsoft created web site where you can challenge Bing versus Google to change this or at least try. Microsoft and the Bing team set up a little website that lets you blindly compare search engines with 5 searches side to side. You can’t see which is which as the results populate and you choose which is better the one on the left or the right. More...