Steve Carroll, development lead for the Visual Studio Profiler, will be at PDC2008 next week giving a presentation on the profiler:

  • What: TL24: Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability
  • When: Wednesday, October 29th, 1:15pm - 2:30pm
  • Where: Room 153
  • Abstract: “Performance must be considered in each step of the development lifecycle. See how to integrate performance in design, development, testing, tuning, and production. Work with tools and technologies like: static analysis, managed memory profiling, data population, load testing, and performance reports. Learn best practices to avoid the performance pitfalls of poor CPU utilization, memory allocation bugs, and improper data sizing.”

If you’re going to be there, it’d be worth checking out some of the new features we’ve been working on as well as seeing how the profiler and load testing tools in Visual Studio Team System can help you improve your software.

UPDATE: The video of this session is now available online. It covers a bunch of new profiler features including Javascript profiling, contention profiling, 'hot lines' source code highlighting, summary page and other UI improvements, load-test integration and numerous other changes that will be shipping in Visual Studio 2010 (Team System).

[Chris Schmich & Colin Thomsen]