Security & Perf Videos

J.D. Meier has posted a decent index of videos covering performance testing, ASP.NET 2.0, and VSTS:  


application responsiveness

Joe Duffy just got an application responsiveness article posted at Dr. Dobbs that’s worth reading:,guid,b25572f1-ff84-4acb-865c-112b5d21af00.aspx


concurrency for scalability

Joe Duffy article in September’s MSDN Magazine:,guid,8b234428-1542-4a87-958f-2885c7cd6860.aspx  


Improving Application Startup Time

“just because you’re writing code fast doesn’t mean you’re writing fast code”  – here’s an article from the CLR perf team if you’re looking for ways to improve application startup time :  


VSTS Tip: Profiler FAQ

Ian Huff just slammed out our first ever profiler FAQ, check it out:   


diagnostics and linq

One of my side projects is researching how our diagnostics tools can help LINQ developers ( ) – if you want to drop any thoughts or suggestions drop me a note via the contact form


VSTS Tip: VSTS Dev & Test Tools MSDN Public Chat – Wed 10/19 @ 10am PST

Team System MSDN Public Chat Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developer &Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 10am PST What: Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic, Manual), Web & Load Testing, and Code Analysis (FxCop & PREFast). We have questions for…


podcast on performance testing

“All about performance testing with Keith Moon”  



Give a welcome to John Lyon-Smith who just joined our team by subscribing to his blog!  First post – counting bits:


VSTS Tip: profiling windows services

If you want to run the performance profiler on your managed windows services, this is a must read: