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  • Blog Post: .Net Framework Version Overview

    I am frequently asked about the various .Net framework versions floating around. As the .Net framework continues to go through its various revs the waters will only become muddier. Here is a quick overview of each version we have to date… .Net 1.0 – This was the initial release of the framework which...
  • Blog Post: Download your Hotfixes!

    Up to this point Microsoft has always required customers to make a phone call into Microsoft Product Support to receive a hotfix. Today we have made available a web application that allows customers to fill out a simple web form and receive the hotfix by email. Here is how it works: T he form on the...
  • Blog Post: Bytes In All Heaps > Private Bytes?

    The other day I had a friend of mine approach me about a possible bug he had found in the CLR memory perfomance counters. He pointed me to a performance log where his customer had captured a log that showed that the Bytes in All Heaps exceeded that of Private Bytes . Since he knew that Bytes in All Heaps...
  • Blog Post: Event Handlers Gone Wild

    Today I ran across an issue that my good buddy Tess hit with one of her customers a while back. The application in question here is an ASP.NET web application that is exhibiting fairly high memory usage after almost a day of usage (approx 400-500 MB). Just as in Tess's case the number of event handlers...
  • Blog Post: The Wait Class

    Back when I did most of my coding with C++ I really liked the simplicity and compactness of using class constructors and destructors to do simple tasks such as setting a wait or busy cursor. For example, consider the code in Figure 1. It is a compact and simple API that is very easy to use and hard to...
  • Blog Post: Normal Users On Terminal Server Fail To Run .Net Framework Applications

    Yesterday I spent a couple of hours running through a live debug via Office Live Meeting (OLM) to narrow down a customer’s issue. The customer was attempting to run a .Net control from his web pages. These work fine if the user is an admin or a normal user logged in directly to a Windows 2000 SP4 machine...
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