As part of the e-Quip login process a large amount of configuration data is read from the database and cached. This has never really impacted performance (unless you have a very slow server) but has been a real nuisance for users with remotely-hosted servers. For version 3.3.0 we have made two changes to dramatically improve this:

  1. The Office Ribbon configuration is read in a much more efficient way
  2. Entity property page definitions are now only read as and when they are needed.

Using our support database as a test platform, the time taken to login remotely has gone from 30-35 seconds to 3-5 seconds, which is around a 90% improvement.