The past few weeks I've been using a VM in azure for programming work. The VM is size Standard_A4_v2 (4 cores, 8 GB memory). Occasionally when trying to compile or preform some IO bound operation visual studio will just freeze up for minutes.
I see this question from 2014 suggesting adding multiple disks to try and speed things up. If I do that it seems like I'd have to install programs to different disks which isn't appealing.
Is there something else I could do that would help with disk IO performance without having to re-configure things?
Would upgrading to a different VM size give me much/any performance boost?