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  • Blog Post: Navigating your source code with IntelliTrace debugging

    If you’ve looked at previous articles on IntelliTrace you’ll have noticed that IntelliTrace has two main modes that it can run under. In the default mode IntelliTrace will just be collecting debugging data at the predefined IntelliTrace event points. While in the “methods and calls” mode IntelliTrace...
  • Blog Post: IntelliTrace and CollectionPlan.xml

    Even if you’ve already spent some time getting familiar with IntelliTrace (our new debugger logging feature in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate ) and playing around with some of the advanced options you might not be aware of the CollectionPlan.xml file and how important it is to controlling IntelliTrace....
  • Blog Post: IntelliTrace and Microsoft Test Manager

    One of our main goals with IntelliTrace was to help close down the “no repro” gap between developers and testers. It’s frustrating and a waste of time and resources to have testers and developers going back and forth with testers reporting issues and developers unable to repro and investigate those issues...
  • Blog Post: IntelliTrace iTrace Files

    If you are not familiar with the new IntelliTrace feature in Visual Studio Team System 2010 than you might want to first check out either my or John Robbins’ introductions to this feature as a general overview of IntelliTrace would be helpful before digging into this article. What is an iTrace file...
  • Blog Post: IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

    IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate What is IntelliTrace in a nutshell? If you’ve been in the development world for any length of time you’ve probably ended up in a situation like one of the following more than a few times. · You’ve received reports of a crash from a tester, but on your...
  • Blog Post: Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler

    Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler Introduction If you have ever done performance work on Windows systems you are probably already familiar with the PerfMon tool . This tool gives you an overview of your system performance and can be an invaluable...
  • Blog Post: Pinpoint a performance issue using hotpath in Visual Studio 2008

    Analyzing a performance report When you first open a performance report in Visual Studio 90% of the time the question on your mind is “where is my program spending most of its time?” In Visual Studio 2005 the best way to find this was to move to the calltree view and from there to follow the execution...
  • Blog Post: The New Developer Menu in Visual Studio Team System

    The new Developer menu in Visual Studio Team System In my recent series of blog posts I’ve been covering some of the cool new features that the Visual Studio Profiler team has been adding to the code profiler that is included with Visual Studio Team System for Developers (and Team Suite edition...
  • Blog Post: The Visual Studio Profiler Data Collection Control Part 1: Excluding Application Startup Time

    The Visual Studio Profiler Data Collection Control Part 1: Excluding Application Startup Time Even if you are familiar with Visual Studio Team System you may not already know that a powerful profiler is included with both the Developer and Team Suite editions of that product. If you are not familiar...
  • Blog Post: Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler

    Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler With the recent release of the first Beta for Visual Studio Team System ( codename Orcas ) customers will get their first chance to see all the great new features that we are adding to the product. For the profiler in particular...
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