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  • Blog Post: Recent Posts on Code-o-rama

    While I haven't been posting much here, I have been posting pretty regularly over on my main development blog code-o-rama . The main reason is that I'm running a newer version of Community Server over there, which has better editing, etc.. Here are some articles you might want to check out: Stand alone...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic vs. Static Instrumentation

    As you know if you are a Visual Studio Team System user, we provide two types of profilers with the product; sampling and trace. If you are not familiar with this feature of VSTS, one place to start are the excellent TechNotes under the Development heading on this page . The trace profiler works by...
  • Blog Post: How to Upgrade Software with a Windows Installer Package

    One of the things that you often want to do when creating a Windows Installer using WiX is to uninstall the existing product before installing the new one. This is referred to as doing a " major upgrade ". The way to pull this off is to add the following WiX snippet to your .wxs file: < Wix xmlns...
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