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  • Blog Post: QueueBackgroundWorkItem to reliably schedule and run background processes in ASP.NET

    Stack Overflow is loaded with questions on how to reliably run a resource-intensive process on a background thread. See  so0 , so1 , so2 , so3 , so4 , so5 , so6 , so7 , so8 , so9 , so10 . Examples of long-running tasks include sending email, image processing, and generating a PDF file. When Phil...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Performance: Performance Counters on Windows Client + IIS Express

    Editor note: This blog is originally published by Christy Henriksson on 09-12-2012 in Web Performance Blog , which will be obsolete soon. Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. I learned recently that ASP.NET performance counters are not available on Windows 7 or 8 (client)...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Performance: Debugging W3WP Startup

    Editor note: This blog is originally published by Christy Henriksson on 03-19-2012 in Web Performance Blog , which will be obsolete soon. Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. On a few occasions, I have needed to debug the startup of the IIS worker process (w3wp). I finally...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Performance: Managed runtime loader

    Editor note: This blog is originally published by Jose Reyes - ASP.NET on 02-29-2012 in Web Performance Blog , which will be obsolete soon. Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. Introduction There is a file called aspnet.config in the .Net framework installation. This file...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Performance: Prefetch and Multi-Core Jitting

    Editor note: This blog is originally published by Jose Reyes - ASP.NET on 02-29-2012 in Web Performance Blog , which will be obsolete soon. Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. Introduction. A couple of new features are introduced in ASP.NET 4.5 to improve startup time...
  • Blog Post: Request for Real-World Web Applications

    In preparation for enhancing Visual Studio design-time experience testing, we’d like to collect a catalog of real world applications to use for performance, stress, and ad hoc testing by the Web Platform and Tools team. We’re looking for small, medium, and large applications covering a range of architectures...
  • Blog Post: General Performance Improvements in VS2010 since Beta2

    When we released Beta2 in Oct 2009, there was a lot of customer excitement about the super cool features in VS 2010. However, one recurring complaint from customers was that the performance of VS 2010 was not on par with Orcas. Customers were experiencing general slowness in a lot of features that was...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for a slow closing of Web projects

    A few users reported that with Web projects located on a remote machine closing project or solution may hang Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express for several minutes. We fould that the issue may be caused by VS logging component that collects information on product usage. This is an opt-in...
  • Blog Post: Dev 10 Performance Improvements Planning

    Web Development Tools team is planning to spend cycles in Dev10 to improve the performance of Web Development scenarios. In that effort, we have identified the following areas where we should maintain parity with VS 2008 SP1/ improve for Dev 10. We came up with the list based on our team’s tests/ regular...
  • Blog Post: Anti-virus programs can affect VS build performance

    We have had complaints from some customers saying that their Web Project build performance with VS is very slow and it turns out that for some of the complaints the actual issue was anti-virus programs running on their machines. So, how do anti-virus programs affect VS build? Please take a look...
  • Blog Post: Public alias to report performance issues with VWD 2008

    As a part of creating a way for customers to directly communicate with the product team and get help if they are running into performance issues in Visual Web Developer 2008 or web-related features in Visual Studio 2008, the product team has created a public alias to report all performance related concerns...
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