Today I had the pleasure to talk about Power Virtual Agents at aMS Berlin 2022. I got some very nice feedback at the end of the session from the audience who...
Long story short: for me it turned out that it wasn’t an extension but rather a pane that was reaching out to Azure and taking a long time to respond while halting the rest. I turned it off on startup and found that the startup time became way better and very acceptable. So in case that you’re suffering from the same, take a look under:
Help > Manage Visual Studio Performance
and see where you can squeeze out several seconds.