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Beantown .NET Meeting on 5/5: Ben Day, "Too Slow: Performance Profiling, Testing & Fixing with VS2010"

Beantown .NET is going to be meeting Thursday, 5/5/2011.  This month I’ll be presenting “Too Slow: Performance Profiling, Testing & Fixing with VS2010”. 

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss.  Please RSVP by email ( by 3pm on the day of the meeting to help speed your way through building security and to give us an idea how much pizza to order.

Future meetings:

– June 2 – TBA
– September 1 – TBA

When: Thursday, 5/5/2011, 6p – 8p
Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA



Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 

Too Slow: Performance Profiling, Testing & Fixing with VS2010


It’s a common problem: you’re getting close to when you’re supposed to deploy your new ASP.NET or WCF application in to production and somehow it just doesn’t seem very fast.  Or maybe you’ve deployed your application in to production and now you’re getting complaints from customers that it’s just plain crazy-slow. 

Yikes!  You’ve got performance problems.  Thankfully, Visual Studio 2010 has some great features to help out of this bind. 

In this session, Ben will start out with a running application with performance problems and show you how to find and fix these performance problems using Web Performance Tests, Load Tests, Unit Tests, Performance Explorer and code profiling.  Along the way, Ben will discuss what a Load Test Rig is, how to set up a Load Test Rig, and how Team Foundation Server can help you to catch performance issues *before* they become problems. 

Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft’s development tools with an emphasis on Silverlight, Team Foundation Server, Windows Azure, and Scrum.  He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and a certified trainer for the Professional Scrum Developer course from  When not developing software, Ben likes to hang out with his wife and cats, play jazz piano, and geek out on all things food.  He can be contacted via and


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