The TechEd 2007 VSTS Profiler presentation is available online with slides and a video. Use the key below to jump to the topics that interest you.

Time Topic
02:36 Agenda
03:49 Performance lifecycle overview
07:11 Demo - Profiler run-through with a sample app
13:56 Technical deep dive
  • 14:57 - Demo - Finding the critical resource
  • 17:00 - Types of profiling
  • 18:02 - Sampling
  • 19:49 - Instrumentation
  • 22:18 - Choosing a profiling method
  • 23:24 - Memory profiling
29:02 Web and load testing
30:34 Demo - Profiling web tests
35:16 Demo - Finding performance regressions
36:55 Demo - Narrowing in on performance problems
44:34 New profiling features in Visual Studio 2008
45:12 Tips and tricks
  • 45:12 - Using a symbol server
  • 46:24 - Collecting data on lab machines
  • 47:33 - Symbol packing
  • 48:20 - Fine grain control with the profiler API
  • 50:03 - Profiling managed services
51:44 Where to learn more

If you're new to the profiler or have never seen it in action, I strongly suggest checking out the run-through at 07:11.

Additional TechEd 2007 VSTS presentations are also available.