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Gathering real-time Perfmon Counters in a cluster

Performance (aka. Perfmon) Counters are critical to understanding the health of and diagnosing issues on Windows. In recent performance and scalability testing of a solution built on top of Azure Service Fabric, we collected Perfmon Counters across 15 VMs and sent them to Log Analytics. This was very helpful; however, there were times when we wanted them to be real time.

PowerShell Profiling

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Lizet Pena De Sola shows us how to analyze the performance of PowerShell scripts to pinpoint code with high CPU consumption and optimize resource usage.As part of my job I help developers take a closer look at the source code and analyze it under the “microscope”. Part of this analysis is...

Optimize your Azure spend

In this post, App Dev Manager Priti Kalani shares insight toward optimizing the services you deploy and manage in the Microsoft cloud.Azure tools to optimize and manage your cloud spendingAzure has made deploying cloud infrastructure and applications convenient and productive for organizations. Azure also provides tools to help you with ...

Speed Matters – Turbo Charging Data Services with EF Core

Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor brings us this post on performance of the new Entity Framework Core. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) has arrived and brings with it several long-awaited improvements. Officially released this past June, EF Core is a complete rewrite of the Entity Framework. While the high-level developer APIs (...

Xamarin Forms: Avoiding data binding in ListViews

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Bill Reiss shows us how to avoid data binding in List Views for Xamarin Forms. This post was inspired by Jason Smith’s Evolve session discussing performance in Xamarin Forms. Jason gives a lot of great information and I highly recommend watching the video. At one point he ...

.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as ...