Finding the “Make It Faster!” Button and hitting it!

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Work with clients and servers long enough and sooner or later one of them is going to start running slowly. Whether you work in a data centre which is the mission critical hub for an international organisation or you support a few people with laptops, performance problems can hit any of us. And when the help desk phone rings, it can be hard to know where to start. The biggest challenges are what data to collect, what thresholds to use, and how to develop an action plan from this information. This session will help you move from break to fix quickly. The processes covered in this session have been developed by Microsoft Engineers and have been used globally to help IT Professionals in small businesses to large corporations troubleshoot performance problems on any version of Windows, regardless of what applications they have installed. This session will show you how to find the “Make It Faster!” button, and hit it!









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    Sean Keelan

    Excellent session - never new how easy it is to use perfmon. Need to get a copy of that flow!!

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    This was a great session, I was one of the people that have used perfmon but never really had an accurate idea of where the thresholds should sit etc. Anyone know where we can download the flow chart Ewan used in the presentation?

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    Really really useful session. Thanks Ewan.

    @Josh, Ewan is going to revise the chart and notify via his twitter when complete.


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    Thanks - really useful...

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    Fantastic session - You just got yourself another follower!


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    Anyone got the Flowchart yet?

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    Where can we download the flowchart?

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    Grr. Need that flowchart.

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    really could use that flowchart right now!!!

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    Great video, I'm watching your Twitter page (I don't have an account) for a link to the flow. Thanks.

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    Did anyone manage to get the Flow Chart on the day off the session?

    Even if it’s not the up to date version. I know the 300 odd people that have viewed this video would appreciate it.

    It’s been kind of a letdown to have such a useful session and not be able to put it into practice.



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    Radek Tkaczyk

    I have a copy of that flowchart.

    Just email me and I'll send a copy of it to anyone who is after it:



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