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  • scarroll's Blog

    Profiling Tip #1: release vs. debug

    Don't laugh! I've seen this happen a few times now. In the UI , if you are debugging your debug build and then switch to performance tools and push launch, you will be profiling your Debug bits! Don't do this. Make sure you have set your configuration...
  • scarroll's Blog

    What I've been up to... dogfood deployment

    So over the past two months, I've been busy with the rolling out of the VS profiler to as many internal teams as we can. We've gotten a lot of good feedback from this which I will start to share with all of you over the next few posts.
  • Antimail

    Reuven is here

    Reuven Lax (another member of our VSS team) just started a blog no MSDN here . This is good - I'm sure we will see soon all sorts of interesting posts about algorithms and Windows in general...
  • joc's bLog

    Announcing the Off-Road series of posts

    After a lot of feedback from users, we'll be producing a series of blog posts that talk about using our tools in the "off-road" vein, for instance outside of the VS environment for whatever reason, or using features that are deeper in the product. We...
  • The MSDN Subscription Team Blog

    New MSDN Subscription Offerings and You

    MSDN Subscriptions recently announced several changes to the MSDN Subscriptions program to better align the subscription products with Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Many of you may have reviewed the press accounts, read additional information...
  • Eric Jarvi

    The Choice Between Sampling and Instrumentation

    I know, I know, this is the canonical starting point topic everyone has already covered with the Whidbey profiler. I just needed something easy to psyche myself up before launching off into the more technical issues we've come across while working on...
  • Hirlpoo West

    The lengths spammers go to

    I got an ad from Time Warner Cable in my road runner account asking me to switch to their phone service for "as low as $39.95 a month!" Given Vonage is around a sawbuck cheaper adn Lingo is half of that price, I though it should read "as low as twice...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Alignment (part 1)

    I got an email the other day from someone (who will remain nameless) complaining about the fact that some of the NT structures had to be declared with #pragma pack: Consider file WinBase.h from the Platform SDK, containing the following declaration...
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Initiating a remote desktop console session as NonAdmin

    On of the problems I've encountered running with an LUA account is the inability to initiate a remote desktop console session. It's possible to connect to a console session that is already started though if it is with the same account. For those of...
  • ReuvenLax

    What nobody thinks about

    When people develop software, there are three things that aren't thought about until the final stages of development. Security Backup Performance As a corollary, some might add Manageability. Now all of these topics will probably have...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Store Excel Formulas in SQL Server DB

    Two of my colleagues, Sergei Gundorov and Clark Hamilton, have been busy, busy, busy. They did a three-part series of articles on Excel, and the third one is perhaps their best: Part 3: Replicating Excel 2003 Formulas to SQL Server The basic gist is using...
  • BorisJ's Blog

    New Visual C++ Focused Blog

    Hey everyone! I am a fairly new Program Manager for the Visual C++ IDE. I am starting this blog to push exposure of cool features that exist in Visual C++ as well as promote discussion of other areas that I find interesting. These span distributed...
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