Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler

Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler Introduction   If you have ever done performance work on Windows systems you are probably already familiar with the PerfMon tool. This tool gives you an overview of your system performance and can be an invaluable tool in the early (and sometimes the late)…

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Pinpoint a performance issue using hotpath in Visual Studio 2008

Analyzing a performance report                   When you first open a performance report in Visual Studio 90% of the time the question on your mind is “where is my program spending most of its time?” In Visual Studio 2005 the best way to find this was to move to the calltree view and from there…

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The New Developer Menu in Visual Studio Team System

The new Developer menu in Visual Studio Team System                   In my recent series of blog posts I’ve been covering some of the cool new features that the Visual Studio Profiler team has been adding to the code profiler that is included with Visual Studio Team System for Developers (and Team Suite edition). With…

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The Visual Studio Profiler Data Collection Control Part 1: Excluding Application Startup Time

The Visual Studio Profiler Data Collection Control Part 1: Excluding Application Startup Time                 Even if you are familiar with Visual Studio Team System  you may not already know that a powerful profiler is included with both the Developer and Team Suite editions of that product. If you are not familiar with the profiler you…

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Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler

Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler   With the recent release of the first Beta for Visual Studio Team System (codename Orcas) customers will get their first chance to see all the great new features that we are adding to the product. For the profiler in particular we’ve added some very…

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