Over the last few months, I've blogged a fair amount about a new feature in Visual Studio 2010 called the Historical Debugger. With the announcement of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 also comes a name change for the Historical Debugger. It is now called IntelliTrace™.

Background: We literally spent over two years agonizing over the name for the Historical Debugger. In fact, the team made a list of over 100 candidate names. After much debate, some tears and lots of back and forth, we settled on the name IntelliTrace. So far, many people have told us that they much prefer the name IntelliTrace over Historical Debugger.

Despite the name change, much of the functionality of IntelliTrace remains the same as I had described before. For a refresher, here are a set of blogs that will get you started on IntelliTrace.

In the coming weeks and months, I'll be writing a lot about IntelliTrace and how you can use it to make debugging much more productive.

Habib Heydarian.