VSTO is Free But Aspose is Speed

Posted by: WebLog of Ken Cox [MVP], on 30 May 2012 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

Ive taken over the completion, deployment, and maintenance of an ASP.NET Web site that generates Office documents using VSTO. VSTOs a decent concept and works fine for small-scale scenarios like a desktop app or small intranet. However, with multiple simultaneous requests via ASP.NET, we found the Web server performance suffered badly. To spread out the servers workload, I implemented MSMQ task queuing via a WCF Windows service.  That helped a lot. IIS didnt drag with only one VSTO/Office...

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