This article is a little different than what I normally write. SQLTeam uses forum software from Snitz. It's open source, free and I really like it. I've been involved in some performance tuning using SQL Server with the Snitz forums. This article discusses how I evaluated their the performance, the tools I used and what suggestions I made. It's a variation on a looong post in the Snitz support forums. Hopefully seeing what I went through will give others a head start on any performance tuning they might attempt.