Jeff Prosise writes about the new feature in Asp.Net 2.0 -- Asynchronous Pages:
"...So there you have it the skinny on asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 2.0. They're significantly easier to implement in this upcoming version of ASP.NET, and the architecture is such that you can batch multiple async I/O operations in one request and delay the rendering of the page until all the operations have completed. Combined with async ADO.NET and other new asynchronous features in the .NET Framework, async ASP.NET pages offer a powerful and convenient solution to the problem of I/O-bound requests that inhibit scalability by saturating the thread pool..."
Friday, October 14, 2005 5:51 PM