The shift from stand-alone desktop applications to Web-enabled applications that accommodate hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users makes performance testing critical. Find out how to make your Microsoft® .NET-based applications perform as well as or better than traditional desktop applications with this book—written by the Microsoft team that tests and tunes hundreds of Web sites and Web-based applications. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the best available tools to plan and execute performance tests, configure profile tools, analyze performance data from Microsoft Internet Information Services, Microsoft ASP.NET, managed code, the SQL tier, and more. You’ll also learn how to use the testing methodology that Microsoft uses to stress test its own sites—some of the most popular, high-performance Web sites in the world.Topics covered include:The testing methodology used on Microsoft.com, Xbox™.com, and other high-volume sitesPlanning the performance testStress testing with Microsoft Application Center Test (ACT)Monitoring application performance with Performance MonitorTesting Web site securityApplication Network AnalysisAnalyzing the Web tierAnalyzing managed codeAnalyzing the SQL tierTransaction Cost Analysis (TCA)INCLUDED ON CD-ROM:A fully searchable electronic copy of the bookScripts that test the performance of IbuySpy.comA Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com.