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  • Eric Jarvi

    Tuning .NET Application Performance

    This was released about a year ago, but still some valuable information on ASP.NET perf tuning: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/scalenetchapt17.asp "This chapter provides an iterative process to systematically...
  • Eric Jarvi

    SANS Top 20

    "The Most Critical New Vulnerabilities Discovered or Patched During the First Quarter of 2005" http://www.sans.org/top20/Q1-2005update/
  • Eric Jarvi

    regsvr32 for non-admins

    Interesting article up on Code Project: "The principal advantage is that, the user can still register and use the COM server even if he is not an administrator of the machine or does not have write access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE . " http://www.codeproject...
  • Eric Jarvi

    how to copy and paste a team system work item list from Excel into email

    In a way that makes me feel like I'm living out a modern day version of Escher's Drawing Hands , we are using the Team System work item tracking feature to build Team System. One thing I'm working on is copying bug lists into email to send out status...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Understanding ASP.NET 2.0

    If you have a background in ASP.NET already, this seems to be a decent article describing the internals of ASP.NET 2.0 http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/Internals.asp
  • Eric Jarvi

    how to print the calltree view of a VSP file

    On an internal email thread, Maxim recommended the following suggestions for printing out the calltree view data of a VSP file: Run vsperfreport /summary:CallTree file.vsp , and then open the .CSV file in Excel Open VSP in VS, copy data from...
  • Eric Jarvi

    color syntax highlighted HTML converter for source code

    This tool promises amazing technicolor syntax highlighting for your blog worthy code snippets : http://aspnetresources.com/tools/codecolor.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    how to reset user profile from command line

    When you first start the IDE, it asks you to select a user profile via a dialogue. I usually find myself gravitating towards "C#" or "General" profile, but sometimes I pick a different profile and don't quite find what I'm looking for because the profiles...
  • Eric Jarvi

    profiler wiki page

    I've started a ProfilerWiki as an experiment on Channel9. If want to participate, go for it...
  • Eric Jarvi

    beta 2 docs online

    FYI the beta 2 docs are online at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/ To jump directly to the section on the profiler, browse to VSTS->Team Developer-> Analyzing Application Performance
  • Eric Jarvi

    Profiling ASP.NET apps with the help of external load and web tests

    ASP.NET profiling in Beta 2 from within the IDE opens up an IE browser window as if you were going to generate load that way. That's fine if the web page triggers a web service or some internal function that you are targeting, where one simple button...
  • Eric Jarvi

    MSDN Forums

    It seems like everybody who's anybody has a forum site these days... I just got a division wide email from Josh Ledgard AKA "community stick-wielder" announcing that MSDN Community Support Forums http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ are now up and running...
  • Eric Jarvi

    off-road code coverage

    Feel the love: http://blogs.msdn.com/ms_joc/articles/406608.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    Beta 2 Whidbey ASP.NET Profiler HOWTO

    At the time of this writing, Beta 2 is not yet legally available on the outside AFAIK, so I hope I'm not jumping the gun here - but the more eyeballs and user feedback you can help us get, the better. So consider this a work in progress that will get...
  • Eric Jarvi

    another LUA link

    This time from the Windows Embedded (XPE/LHE not CE) team blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/archive/2005/04/07/406412.aspx
  • 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...
  • Eric Jarvi

    LUA making it into dinner table conversation

    OK, so maybe that's a stretch but it's nice to see the pros and cons of this basic idea being discussed more broadly: "Fewer permissions are key to Longhorn security" http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/04/06/HNfewerpermissions_1.html
  • Eric Jarvi

    frobnication

    Every now and then an email post stands out from the crowd and taxes my vocabulary, such as this simple one liner I received about 2 hours ago: "I just have to ask, should we make sure we don’t frobnicate the bugs?"
  • Eric Jarvi

    nonadmin wiki

    Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Check out this support wiki for running Windows as nonadmin: http://nonadmin.editme.com
  • Eric Jarvi

    rootkit revealer

    FYI - some rootkit defense information New and Improved Rootkit Revealer (Sysinternals) Rootkit Revealer vs. Hacker Defender... (Robert Hensing's blog) Rootkit Detection Treasure Trove (Wilders) Strider Ghostbuster Rootkit Detection (Microsoft Research...
  • Eric Jarvi

    shared source

    Here's a blog that should be interesting to watch on shared source at Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonmatusow/archive/2005/03/09/391124.aspx My personal opinion on shared source and community projects - I think there's huge potential. It's tricky...
  • Eric Jarvi

    StreamReader to end of file

    Here's some code for reading through a StreamReader one line at a time until EOF (where line is a string and sr is a StreamReader): while (( line = sr.ReadLine()) != null ) { //your code here }
  • Eric Jarvi

    redirecting stderr to stdout on the command line

    2>&1 is how you redirect stderr to stdout on the command line in windows, when I inevitably have to do this again sometime, maybe this will help me remember. :) [ XP redirection docs , technet docs ]
  • Eric Jarvi

    The Language of Biology

    Check this out, a language for modeling biological processes: http://research.microsoft.com/displayArticle.aspx?id=711 I'm a fan of biomimicry and I think this idea of using a computer language for modeling biology is pretty cool. In fact I sometimes...
  • Eric Jarvi

    writing code that doesn't require admin privileges

    An internal email discussion on how to help people write code that doesn't require administrative privileges yielded the following links, hope somebody out there finds this helpful: Top Ten Tips for Secure Testing (#1 tip - test as non-admin): http:/...
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