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Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5, Visual Studio for Mac Released

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!]   Today we released significant updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. I’ll share some details in ...

Large C# and VB solutions load significantly faster in 15.5 update

On average, 50 percent of all solutions opened by Visual Studio users open in ten seconds or less. However, large solutions can take longer to load because there are a lot of projects that Visual Studio needs to process. Over the last six months, we looked at ways to make solution load much faster, even for large solutions. We are happy to ...

Test Experience Improvements

There have been several significant improvements to the test experience that range across Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services. These efforts involved frameworks and tooling for both .NET and C++, but all had a common goal: make testing with our developer tools a great experience. .NET Side-by-side Performance Comparison These ...

PowerTip: Enable and disable ODBC performance counter settings with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to enable and disable a collection of ODBC performance counter settings for troubleshooting.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to enable the ODBC performance counters, run commands in a script, and then disable the counters?  You can store a returned object for later use when you enable the performance counters by using ...

PowerTip: Enable PerfMon counters for ODBC connection pooling with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to enable Windows Performance Monitor counters for ODBC connection pooling.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to enable Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) counters so I can troubleshoot Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) connection pooling?  Use the Enable-ODBCPerfCountger cmdlet and specify ...

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