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  • Blog Post: Application Insights support for Multiple Environments, Stamps and App Versions

    Application Insights can collect telemetry from your application at any stage in its development, from debugging to live production. By default, all these different streams will go into the same bucket and interfere with each other. For example, if you run heavy stress tests, they could give a false...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-based Load Testing from Europe is now possible

    While the announcement regarding VSO availability in Europe was made a few days back, this post outlines what that means in the context of Cloud-based Load Testing with Visual Studio Online. For details on how to create a VSO account in Europe and what it means to have a VSO account in Europe, please...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-based Load Testing REST APIs are here

    Many of you are looking at being more agile when it comes to testing, and with increased focus on automation, there are quite a few who wants to integrate Load Testing as a regular test practice. This could be either for those validating performance of their nightly/weekly builds or those that just does...
  • Blog Post: PerfTips: Performance Information at-a-glance while Debugging with Visual Studio

    This post has been updated to reflect the latest changes as of Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 – enjoy! You are probably all familiar with the debugger DataTips that let you see the value of a variable when you hover over it in the editor. This post introduces the new PerfTips feature in Visual Studio for C#...
  • Blog Post: View Source in the CPU Usage tool

    In Update 2 of Visual Studio 2013, we added the CPU Usage tool into the Performance and Diagnostics hub which allows you to see where the CPU is spending time executing your code. In Update 3 of Visual Studio 2013 , we have made a small but important improvement to this tool: the ability to navigate...
  • Blog Post: Phone Debugging in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 introduced several exciting changes for mobile development. You are now able to use the same programming model that you use to build Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1, to build XAML apps Windows Phone 8.1 . In this post, I will remind you of the most important diagnostic...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosing Mobile Website Issues on Windows Phone 8.1 with Visual Studio

    If you have spent time trying to make a compelling mobile version of your website you have likely hit issues with it not looking or working correctly on mobile browsers. To help with this on Windows Phone, we’re very excited to announce that in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 we have enabled the use...
  • Blog Post: Case study: Application Performance Monitoring with Application Insights

    James Beeson, Alan Wills - Our group runs about 20 web applications, serving a community of about 100k users spread around the world. Since we started using Application Insights, we’ve found we have a much clearer view of our applications’ performance, and as a result, our users are seeing...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosing memory issues with the new Memory Usage Tool in Visual Studio

    As part of our continued effort to provide great diagnostic tools for developers, Visual Studio 2013 introduces a new Memory Usage tool as a part of the Performance and Diagnostics hub . The Memory Usage tool supports Windows Store and Windows Phone Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML. This blog post...
  • Blog Post: New CPU Usage tool in the Performance and Diagnostics hub in Visual Studio 2013

    This blog post will give an overview of the features of the new CPU Usage tool in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 , and then walk through a specific example of how to use the CPU Usage tool to understand what functions are using the CPU so that you can prioritize your time optimizing the functions that will...
  • Blog Post: Combining Tools in the Performance and Diagnostics Hub in Visual Studio 2013

    We have been hard at work on the Visual Studio Diagnostics team building on the Performance and Diagnostics hub . If you pick up Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 , you can try out the features shown in this blog post. We have some great tools in the hub, and as many of you know, performance problems can often...
  • Blog Post: .NET Memory Analysis Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013

    In my previous post about the new .NET memory analysis feature in Visual Studio , I discussed this new feature we have added to Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate targeted at helping to solve memory problems that occur in .NET applications running in production environments – I encourage you to read that...
  • Blog Post: Using Internet Explorer 11 and not able to record a web performance test successfully?

    Are you trying to add a recording to your Visual Studio Web Performance test with Internet Explorer 11 or Windows 8.1 (which uses IE 11) and are not successful in doing so? The cause is IE 11 enables - Enhanced Protection Mode setting by default, which doesn’t allows Microsoft Web Test Recorder...
  • Blog Post: Using Visual Studio 2013 to Diagnose .NET Memory Issues in Production

    Update: Note this post has been updated for Visual Studio 2013 RTM and is the first of a two-part series. In the screenshots and examples Just My Code and Collapse Small Objects are disabled as covered in part 2 . It is recommended that you read this post before reading part 2 . One of the issues...
  • Blog Post: How to profile a JavaScript Windows Store App for performance problems

    If you are developing a JavaScript Windows Store App, you will want to measure the performance characteristics of your app. The Visual Studio 2012 JavaScript profiler can help you to identify performance issues with your app. This functionality is present in all SKUs of Visual Studio. In this post, I...
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