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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Enabling the Developer Dashboard

The Developer Dashboard is not just for developers who write code. It is an important tool in the arsenal of the SharePoint Administrator.

Tools such as Microsoft's Visual Round Trip Analyzer are used to determine why a page is performing poorly. The downside of tools such as this is that they interrogate the page from the outside and so information such as database queries cannot be seen. We would have to use another tool such as SQL Profiler to see this information.

The Developer Dashboard brings this functionality natively to SharePoint 2010. It provides information, such as how a page is built, how it is performing, what database queries are being run and for how long, at the bottom of a page in report form. ...

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