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  • Blog Post: Latest Videos and Info on VS11 Visualization Tooling

    Wanted to make you folks aware of a few new videos that have been recently made showing the latest capabilities in the recently released beta for Visual Studio. I just recently recorded a ~30 minute piece on the Visual Studio Toolbox site . Consider this video a refresher of the bits ( for those who...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Series: Symbols Server and Your Symbols

    Last post , I gave you a simple introduction to Symbol Servers. I showed you how you can use the options in Visual Studio to quickly get access to Microsoft public symbols and how that could give you more information for your debugging sessions. However, I did not show you how you could add your owns...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Series: Symbol Server

    Whether you are doing pre or post mortem debugging, whether you are using Visual Studio or WinDBG, one of the most important things you can do ( short of not writing the bug in the first place! ) to ready yourself for a productive debugging session is to establish the use of Symbol and Source servers...
  • Blog Post: The Visual Studio Debugger: A new series on an old topic

    The Visual Studio Debugger has long been regarded to be one of the industries best debugger. The VS debugger’s ability to give developer’s insight into the running behavior and state of their .NET and native applications has been the foundation of what has made Visual Studio the IDE of choice for millions...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Released

    Lots of news today, as we have release the first service pack to Visual Studio 2010. At the same time, the teams are making available a new Feature Pack the enables a much tighter integration between Team Foundation Server and Project Server. Please see Brian Harry’s blog for details on the TFS and Project...
  • Blog Post: Code Metrics, Reporting, and XSLT Debugging

    In my last post , I announced a new power tool that allows you to analyze your managed assemblies to determine various complexity metrics. The output of the power tool is a fairly simple XML file, so in this post, I wanted to show you how simple it is to turn that simple xml file into a report you could...
  • Blog Post: Need your feedback on Visual Studio 2010

    Do you use Visual Studio 2010 everyday? If so, I’d really appreciate it if you could take 5-10 minutes and fill out the following questions found in this survey: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=203459 We’re really trying to get as much feedback as we can in regards to overall performance and stability...
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