Help improve Visual Studio performance

If you get frustrated by mysterious hangs and long-running operations in Visual Studio 2010 (yes ToolBox, I’m looking at you) there’s often not much you can do about it but sit and wait…

Luckily the VS team wants these problems fixed as much as you do (they write their code in VS too) so to help them identify where people are running into these problems they’ve released a new VS Extension called PerfWatson. It sits in the background and polls VS every few seconds to make sure it’s staying responsive. If VS stops responding, the extension gathers up a report of what you were doing and how long the hang lasted and sends it off to be analyzed and hopefully fixed.

The next version of VS is fast approaching, so the earlier data gets in on things to fix, the better. Go get it now at

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