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.