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  • Powertoys WebLog

    Check out VisualStudioHacks.Com

    Via James Well, it is finally ready to go. is the companion site for Visual Studio Hacks, but I also want it to serve as a great resource in on it's own. On this site I plan on posting information about add-ins, macros, and...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Profiling Tip #2: Managed Code profiling and the command line

    The most common question that comes in to the internal profiler by far is "Why am I not seeing any managed code in my profiles?" Most of the internals who use our profiler like to do profile collection using the command line tools. The reason why this...
  • Andy Xu's weblog: Commerce Server, .net and more

    The way to go for Commerce Server pipeline troubleshooting

    This happens from time to time: I received questions from Commerce Server community, asking about what is going wrong in the pipeline? (some top questions include: Why my discounts do not apply? Why my basket pipeline can't execute? Why this advertisement...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Profiling Tip #1: release vs. debug

    Don't laugh! I've seen this happen a few times now. In the UI , if you are debugging your debug build and then switch to performance tools and push launch, you will be profiling your Debug bits! Don't do this. Make sure you have set your configuration...
  • scarroll's Blog

    What I've been up to... dogfood deployment

    So over the past two months, I've been busy with the rolling out of the VS profiler to as many internal teams as we can. We've gotten a lot of good feedback from this which I will start to share with all of you over the next few posts.
  • Antimail

    Reuven is here

    Reuven Lax (another member of our VSS team) just started a blog no MSDN here . This is good - I'm sure we will see soon all sorts of interesting posts about algorithms and Windows in general...
  • joc's bLog

    Announcing the Off-Road series of posts

    After a lot of feedback from users, we'll be producing a series of blog posts that talk about using our tools in the "off-road" vein, for instance outside of the VS environment for whatever reason, or using features that are deeper in the product. We...
  • The MSDN Subscription Team Blog

    New MSDN Subscription Offerings and You

    MSDN Subscriptions recently announced several changes to the MSDN Subscriptions program to better align the subscription products with Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Many of you may have reviewed the press accounts, read additional information...
  • Eric Jarvi

    The Choice Between Sampling and Instrumentation

    I know, I know, this is the canonical starting point topic everyone has already covered with the Whidbey profiler. I just needed something easy to psyche myself up before launching off into the more technical issues we've come across while working on...
  • Hirlpoo West

    The lengths spammers go to

    I got an ad from Time Warner Cable in my road runner account asking me to switch to their phone service for "as low as $39.95 a month!" Given Vonage is around a sawbuck cheaper adn Lingo is half of that price, I though it should read "as low as twice...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Alignment (part 1)

    I got an email the other day from someone (who will remain nameless) complaining about the fact that some of the NT structures had to be declared with #pragma pack: Consider file WinBase.h from the Platform SDK, containing the following declaration...
  • ReuvenLax

    What nobody thinks about

    When people develop software, there are three things that aren't thought about until the final stages of development. Security Backup Performance As a corollary, some might add Manageability. Now all of these topics will probably have...
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