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Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance Part #1

Following the //Build conference last year I posted “Addressing Visual Studio Performance” to gather your feedback on Visual Studio performance and to discuss with you those areas you felt were important for us to improve. Next, I posted “An update on Visual Studio Performance” about some of the work we are doing and promised you a set...

An update on Visual Studio performance

I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has contributed to our UserVoice performance site by entering areas you would like to see us improve and for voting on those items.  To date we have had over 4700 posts and votes showing the passion you all have for Visual Studio and its performance.  For those that have downloaded the Visual ...

Addressing Visual Studio performance

Visual Studio’s performance continues to be a hot topic for a lot of customers. We hear you and are investing to improve the performance of the product in those areas that are important to you. There are two key parts to our approach: Collecting Customer Feedback We are working to make your feedback less ad hoc and give you a ...

How we use your PerfWatson data to identify Unresponsive areas

At the end of April, we released a telemetry system to monitor and report the performance issues that our customers face during their everyday use of the product. To start off, I would like to thank everyone who installed Visual Studio PerfWatson! These reports have provided valuable insight into where you are encountering issues, and have ...

Using PerfWatson to report performance issues to Microsoft

By Selma IkizWould you like Visual Studio 2010 to be even faster? Would you like any performance issue you see to be  reported automatically without any hassle? Well now you can, with the new Visual Studio PerfWatson extension! Install this extension and help us deliver a faster Visual Studio experience.We’re constantly working to ...

Add References Faster with the new Add Reference Dialog in the Productivity Power Tools

Two weeks ago, we launched the Productivity Power Tools at TechEd North America and the response has been great with over 37000 downloads so far!  Many of you also may have noticed that an updated version of the Power Tools was released last week.  This update fixed an issue where the extension update check would fail on machines ...

Tuning C++ build parallelism in VS2010

A great way to get fast builds on a multiprocessor computer is to take advantage of as much parallelism in your build as possible. If you have C++ projects, there’s two different kinds of parallelism you can configure. What are the dials I can set? Project-level parallel build, which is controlled by MSBuild, is set at the solution level in...

MSBuild 4 Detailed Build Summary

Introduction When we were developing the current version of MSBuild, we spent a lot of time analyzing builds to determine where our performance issues lay. The standard logging, even on diagnostic verbosity and with the performance summary enabled (/clp:PerformanceSummary=true on the MSBuild command line) doesn’t give us the kind of ...

WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 2 : Performance tuning

This post, the second in a series of articles on Visual Studio 2010’s use of WPF, covers tips and techniques for optimizing performance of WPF applications, and also several areas where we needed to tune Visual Studio 2010 in order to squeeze the best out of WPF. The first post in the series covered the motivation for selecting WPF and some ...

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