I am developing a system with Windows 7 64-bit, Visual Studio and Sharepoint on a virtual workstation on some kind of VMWare server.
The system is painfully slow, with Visual Studio lagging behind when entering code, IntelliSense lagging, opening and saving files takes ages when compared to a normal budget laptop.
As far as I can see the virtual machine has OK specs and does not seem to be swapping etc., and the IT department also says that they can't see anything wrong when they're monitoring the system.
As long as the problem is not well-documented, the IT department and management does not want to throw money (=upgraded laptops) at us, so I need to show some sort of benchmark.
It has been many years since I did any system benchmarking, and I don't know the current benchmark software, so my question is which benchmark will be most relevant for Visual Studio performance? Not just for compiling fast, but also to reflect the "responsiveness" of the system.