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We are two developers working together on a Sitecore project, based on Habitat. I'm using VS 2017, while my colleague is using VS 2015. Our computers are roughly the same, with mine having more memory and more hard disk. Other than that, hardware specs are pretty much identical.

When I run the "publish all projects" task in taskrunner, it takes north of 8 minutes to complete (~50 projects now). When he runs the same, it takes him about 2.5 minutes to complete. The difference is huge and consistent.

What am I missing here? I don't want to downgrade to VS 2015. Is there something that I could do to reduce the time it takes to build/publish?

Regards, Yiannis

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    Sounds like SSD versus spinny drives. How "roughly the same" are those PCs? – Mark Cassidy Aug 25 '17 at 15:50
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    Since Habitat is a demo website, you'll likely find some benefits to starting with a clean project and only adding in features you need. – Michael West Aug 25 '17 at 16:23
  • @MarkCassidy both have the same CPU (intel Core i7), mine has 16Gb RAM, my colleague's has 8. We both have SSD, mine came pre-installed, his was installed as an upgrade. Actually, if you can have a side-by-side installation of both 2015 and 2017, you'll see that the SAME solution, on the SAME computer, will publish in about 1/4 of the time on vs2015. So I doubt that this is a matter of hardware configuration. – Yiangos Aug 27 '17 at 18:41
  • @MichaelWest that's what we did, actually. We pretty much start with the entire Foundation layer from Habitat (except Theming, which we've replaced with our own version), and we develop Feature and Project on our own from scratch. – Yiangos Aug 27 '17 at 18:43
  • What versions of SQL are you using? Are you both on the same? Do you have the same SQL Editions (Standard, Web, Enterprise, Express) as well? – Zachary Kniebel Aug 28 '17 at 13:03

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