Colin Thomsen's Microsoft Blog

I'm a developer working on the code profiler that ships with Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate editions. At a previous company I worked on computer vision software for face and gaze tracking.

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  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed 2008 Wrap-up

    Quite a few people at Tech-Ed wanted to know more about the various components of Visual Studio Team System (which we sometimes refer to as SKUs). For example, how does Team Foundation Server (TFS) fit in with the client SKUs? What are the differences between Visual Studio Team System Development Edition...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed 2008 Demos

    Last year my boss took a trip to sunny Orlando to present at Tech-Ed and to offer help and suggestions in the Technical Learning Center (TLC). This year I'm lucky enough to be attending with a couple of other folks (Habib and Tim) and since I'm not an official Speaker I'll be spending most of my time...
  • Blog Post: Performance: Inserting Marks Using Code

    Ian previously covered using the VS 2008 Data Collection Control to choose when to collect data . The Data Collection Control can also be used to insert marks into the performance report, but sometimes it is convenient to modify the source code to do this automatically. Consider a typical application...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Chat – December 5th

    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what's new for these editions for Visual Studio 2008. We will be holding...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Blogs I Read

    There are a lot of Microsoft bloggers, literally thousands of them. When I first joined Microsoft I wasn't sure who to read. I've gradually built up a list based on interesting product and feature announcements and people I've met. Here they are: Profiling Our Team Blog IanWho's Blog . Written...
  • Blog Post: The Honeymoon Is Over

    I've been here at Microsoft for more than 6 months so I guess you could say that I've passed through the Honeymoon Phase . By now the initial joy and excitement should be starting to wear off and I should be settling into a monotonous routine. Well I'm happy to say that it hasn't happened so far....
  • Blog Post: Developer Dogfooding at Microsoft

    I hadn't heard the term dogfooding used much before I started here, but it has already been explained so take a look here . The basic idea is that if you're not happy using your product (i.e. eating your own dogfood) then why should you expect your customers to be? Working at Microsoft gives you incredible...
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