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    Did you know Windows 9 will be voice controlled only?

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    Yesterday an early Alpha of Windows 9 was released on the corporate network and I couldn’t resist installing it. I started up the installation, which went very smoothly by the way, filled in the necessary details, clicked “Finish" and left it running...
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    Using IE6 With Visual Studio 2008

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    Here's a little scenario I came across the other day. I've forwarded the information to development, so it's pending further investigation. I still thought it would be a good idea to publish the scenario though. Visual Studio 2008 + FTP = Possible trouble...
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    Walkthrough - Troubleshooting a native memory leak

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    Problem: A customer called in. They had a Web Service running on a single IIS6. Memory usage would slowly increase and not be released. As a workaround they'd currently set the application pool to recycle at 500 MB, causing a few failed requests upon...
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    Games on the Zune

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    I was really excited to hear that XNA 3.0 will support game development for the Zune. I've always been interested in XNA and have secretly dreamed of writing my own Xbox 360 game ever since the alpha. Sadly I just don't seem to find the spare time. ...
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    Monitoring Application Pool and Application Restarts

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    This morning I found the following in my inbox: I had set my web servers running on IIS 6 to recycle if they hit 700 MB (Maximum used Memory). Can I run a report to know how many times per day or week the W3WP got recycled. Any suggestions please....
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    Did you know? - Changing ASP.NET Version restarts IIS

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    Here's a little something I learned the other day. If you go to the ASP.NET tab and change the ASP.NET version for an application pool this will not only reset the application pool, but the entire IIS. I was a bit surprised at first, but investigating...
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    Tess' Debugging Lab

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    My colleague Tess Ferrandez just posted this excellent lab that provides you with a sample application hang. If you want to practice your skills in a controlled environment, then this is definitively a must. / Johan
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    Debugging School

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    As you may or may not have noticed I've started organizing all posts I've made regarding debugging training in a separate list on the left hand side of the page. If you're new to debugging and don't know where to begin, then at least you know where I...
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    Using WinDbg - Hunting Exceptions

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    Prerequisites This post will require some basic knowledge of windbg and the sos extension. For this I recommend looking at the following posts: Getting started with WinDbg - Part I Getting started with WinDbg - Part II For more information on Exceptions...
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    Implicit casting in DataRepeater not working in certain scenarios after SP1

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    Problem Using the following VB-syntax in a DataRepeater will no longer work after applying .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 in a medium-trust environment. <asp:Repeater ID="Repeater1" runat="server"> <ItemTemplate> <%#Container.DataItem...
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    Using WinDbg - Advanced commands

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    Did you know you can build your own advanced commands using for each, if, etc? The complete list of control tokens are: .if .else .elseif .foreach .for .while .do .break .continue .catch .leave .printf .block Using these command tokes you can send quite...
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    Exceptions

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    Introduction This was originally intended to be a post on identifying and troubleshooting Exceptions using windbg. As I started writing I thought I should write a little something about exceptions in general, just to begin the post. That little something...
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    Aspnet_state.exe crashing on Xp

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    I ran across an interesting situation with a customer today. He had a workstation running Windows Xp Professional. He'd previously been running Framework 1.1 and had been using the ASP.NET State Service. He had now upgraded to framework 2.0. and upon...
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    Lot's of objects on the Large Object Heap on a 64-bit server

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    My colleague Tess showed me a dump today which I thought was really interesting. The scenario was as follows: - We have a web application that's been running successfully on a 32-bit server for quite some time. We've now moved to a 64-bit server. The...
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    New tools-section

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    I just added a page where I list some of the tools I use on a daily basis. You're probably familiar with most, if not all, of them already, but I still thought it would be nice to write a quick line or two on them. You'll find a permanent link under...
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    Getting started with windbg - part II

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    This is a continuation of my previous post with the imaginative name Getting started with windbg - part I . I'll be assuming that you've read it, so if you haven't I suggest you check it out first. We're still working with the same sample dump, so I'll...
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    Getting started with windbg - part I

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    Okay, I've previously written some random posts about how to set up windbg and how to troubleshoot OutOfMemoryExceptions . I thought I'd take a few steps back and review some of the basics in order to help you get started on using this fantastic tool...
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    Clients getting incorrect session data or sessions are inexplicably reset

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    This is something me and my colleagues come across quite often. It is often quite time consuming to troubleshoot, even though there aren't that many possible reasons. The typical scenario is that a webapplication stores client-specific data in session...
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    The standard output buffer-stuffer

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    I just closed a case that I thought was a bit interesting. I could skip directly to the old Problem, Resolution format, but I think that most of the time there is a lot to be learned from the troubleshooting process as well, so I'll simply describe the...
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    My web application times out when debugging in IIS7

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    Problem: When using Visual Studio 2005 to debug a web application under IIS7 you will find that after 90-120 seconds the debugger will time out and you will get an appropriate error message in your browser. Visual Studio will return to it's "non debugging...
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    Test Projects and AJAX

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    If you have an AJAX project and you're using Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers you might have noticed that the Web Test recorder is unable to record client side script navigation like AJAX requests. The way the test recorder is created it...
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    The KB article every one should know about

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    Have you read http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307340 ? If not, I suggest you do so. If you need convincing or simply want to know why this problem occurs I suggest you keep reading. The problem described in the article above can cause your application...
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    Common reasons why your application pool may unexpectedly recycle

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    If your application crashes, hangs and deadlocks it will cause/require the application pool to recycle in order to be resolved, but sometimes your application pool inexplicably recycles for no obvious reason. This is usually a configuration issue or due...
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    Finalizers and weak references

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    What do finalizers and weak references have in common? Well more than you might think actually. Finalizers Finalizers are clean-up code that will be run at the end of an objects life-cycle. You should only release native resources in the finalizer. When...
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    Memory management in the .NET Framework

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    This is a subject that has been covered before and I have no intention of writing the ultimate post on the subject. Still I think this is something that every good developer should know. Why do I need to know this? My colleagues and I are quite often...
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