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What off the shelf solution/software do you use or recommend for enhancing SharePoint performance?

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If you're looking for an off-the-shelf solution, although I haven't used it myself I'm also pretty impressed with what Aptimize does. It performs a series of tweaks such as JS minification, generating image sprites, merging CSS files etc. to reduce the payload of the page.

Microsoft use it on, see How we did it: Speeding up for a write up.

If you're interesting in doing some of this stuff by hand, I wrote my Checklist for Optimizing SharePoint Sites which discusses some of these issues and other SharePoint-specific steps which can be taken.

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Great article! Helps better in understanding what qualities should an off the shelf solution have. – Hasan Khan May 26 '10 at 7:26

There are quite a few ways to increase sharepoint peformance like External binary store and Remote blob store (SharePoint 2010). There are some third party solutions available like NCachePoint, StoragePoint which provide these features.

A good thing abount NCachePoint ( though is that it has some nice features like js minification, viewstate caching and list caching which really should help improve SharePoint performace.

Avepoint and aptmize are also there but I haven't ever tried. You may find some helpfull features there too.

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