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How is the performance you experience on the site today? RRS feed

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  •  With the new forums release (4/7), how is the performance you experience on the site today?
    Forums Product Planner, Andrew.Brenner at Microsoft.com
    Monday, April 7, 2008 11:22 PM

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  • The performance is awful.  It is to the point where I won't be answering any postings until it gets fixed.  Clicking on this topic in the forum list took almost 30 seconds to bring it up.  Clicking on the pagers in the forums or even the Forums Home page takes at least that long.  Even worse half the time I get a server error.

    Michael Taylor
    http://p3net.mvps.org
    Friday, May 30, 2008 1:52 PM
  • Agreed with the other post, it's poor - very slow to respond... Generally i'm finding these forums harder to navigate than the previous release

    Before from the "top level" view of a product I could see the details of the last post,  this is no longer possible so you have to drill down more in order to see what has happened in a forum

    They do look nice, but not sure they are as functional...
    • Edited by chrisw_uk Friday, May 30, 2008 2:38 PM Update
    Friday, May 30, 2008 2:36 PM
  • We pushed a hotfix that was going through testing shortly after the 5/28 migration. It's no 500'ing, but hopefully it's made a noticeable difference. If you are seeing perf issues, please let us know whatever details you can. We're focusing a fair amount on some scalability related things in the upcoming release which should ultimately help some things.

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 2:28 AM
  • Performance is a lot better than a couple of months back (i just gave up then - it was really awful) but it is still not a really a nice experience. It takes (from The Netherlands) almost 4 seconds for a page to load - this is way too much.

    Also - why am I downloading almost 110kb for this page (http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/thread/8682191f-d45c-4239-a985-bd1a1a66de28) with only a few replies, while another (admittedly, way faster and obviously more optimized) forum can load a 100 reply page in 33kb?

    Then finally, can you please assign the ALT+S accelerator to the submit key? :P
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 8:41 PM
  • elevator said:

    Then finally, can you please assign the ALT+S accelerator to the submit key? :P

    I've got a task to add some more hotkeys for the next release. This is a good suggestion. We had, intuitively, wanted to use "enter" for Submit, but that doesn't really work in the rich text editor. ALT+S may be a good way to go. (Intuitively, it could also mean "Save")


    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:00 AM
  • elevator said:

    Performance is a lot better than a couple of months back (i just gave up then - it was really awful) but it is still not a really a nice experience. It takes (from The Netherlands) almost 4 seconds for a page to load - this is way too much.

    Also - why am I downloading almost 110kb for this page (http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/thread/8682191f-d45c-4239-a985-bd1a1a66de28) with only a few replies, while another (admittedly, way faster and obviously more optimized) forum can load a 100 reply page in 33kb?

    On of the work items in the next release is getting things in place to allow more Location based DB access along with continuing the CDN work we started with this release. Those combined should help get the page load times down globally.

    For your second point, we'll continually be working on optimizing with each release. There's quite a bit we can do to knock the total bytes numbers down and we are looking in to that.

    Once a page is loaded, how are the pure AJAX operations? (Things like Paging and Changing Filters on the list of threads page.)


    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 3:47 PM
  • I just tried paging in the topic/thread listing. It's a lot better than a full page reload, but its still a tad laggy (eg:  1.5sec response time per page). It is especially laggy if you consider it only has to transfer a couple of bytes of topic headings.
    Monday, June 2, 2008 5:37 PM
  • I can access the forums just fine on this 2003 Server machine, but whenever I attempt to sign in or access a thread from my Vista x64 machine (sitting right next to it and on the same switch) I get an Error 500 with a very nice "Sorry, we were unable to service your request. Please try again later." MSDN page in multiple languages.
    • Edited by wbradney Tuesday, June 3, 2008 1:28 PM typo
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 1:28 PM
  • Slow is all I can say. I didn't know how slow it was before, but currently is still not acceptable.

    And OMGZ, the editor buttons are soooooooooo small. MS currently love to burn my eyes. The download beta is small and now this. Are you guys having micro-scopic vision or something?
    Wednesday, June 4, 2008 6:33 AM
  • I agree, not only unacceptably slow, but full of errors and bugs.  It's unusable.  here's yet a new one:
    "Microsoft Internet Explorer (Not responding......)", for the forum pages I have open!
    Also see these:
    http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/thread/2ca5c75d-05ec-4df0-bdca-14c20c0395d4
    http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/thread/cb59f0b6-b75d-41e1-911a-a347c4a760a6
    http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/thread/cd1125ad-4b60-41ac-a624-dd39b4bcc3f8
    God Bless
    Friday, June 6, 2008 6:27 AM
  • Somewhat sluggish. Anything to make it faster is welcome.

    Gmail seems a lot faster, and its full of Ajax stuff too.
    Sunday, June 8, 2008 2:01 AM