Jonathan Hardwick

Improving the performance of Visual Studio

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  • Blog Post: Other Resources for Problems with Offline Files

    Of all my blog posts, the one that generates the most reliable stream of comments is “ User comments about offline files ”. All my other blog topics get mild interest, but what people really, REALLY want to know is how to get offline files working again when it stops. I just can’t argue with the numbers...
  • Blog Post: User comments about offline files

    This is a catch-all post for user comments and questions about offline files, aka client-side caching. I’m turning off comments on all my previous posts in the Offline Files category , and redirecting readers here instead. Hopefully this will cut down on all the duplicate answers :) As I’ve said before...
  • Blog Post: Sorry, but I can't answer your email questions about Offline Files

    Roger Needham taught me the phrase “success disaster”. A success disaster happens when a little project becomes so successful that it can’t grow quickly enough to keep up with the demand. And recently I’ve been having a success disaster with my offline files category of blog posts, because a lot of readers...
  • Blog Post: A reader's hint about offline files

    Brian Davidson kindly sent in the following note on how he fixed his problem with offline files settings resetting themselves after a reboot : I've been struggling with this issue for awhile and I noticed you had a post about it with other users responding having had the same issue. Nothing I've...
  • Blog Post: More problems with Offline Files

    Answering your individual emails about offline files is a thankless task, since (a) I’m not tech support, so you’re not going to get any kind of “official” response, (b) I don’t scale out, so other readers of this blog won’t benefit from any pearls of wisdom that I do happen to generate, and (c) I’m...
  • Blog Post: Why does "Enable offline files" uncheck itself after a reboot?

    After my two previous posts on debugging offline files, I’ve had four requests via comments and email, all saying pretty much the same thing: “why do offline files stop working after I restart my computer?” The most visible symptom is that the “Enable offline files” checkbox gets cleared after a reboot...
  • Blog Post: Revenge of "debugging problems with offline files"

    The comments on " Debugging Problems with Offline Files " were auto-closed after 30 days, but based on email traffic it's worth resurrecting the topic. And yes, the next release of .Text should give me more control over that whole pesky auto-closure thing… So here's a couple of (edited) email questions...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Problems With Offline Files

    As promised , I'm returning to the topic of offline files. My previous article resulted in a lot of comments, so the client-side caching team have kindly pointed me at their internal FAQ. It's not yet in a customer-ready form, but I'll try to use it to answer some of the requests for help. Robert...
  • Blog Post: The only way to work on a laptop: folder redirection and offline files

    I might bitch about eating our own dogfood, but a lot of the time it's actually pretty damn tasty. For example, I can't remember how I ever used a laptop without the combination of folder redirection and offline files. Microsoft's technical support staff use folder redirection to give each of us a...
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