Moving on from the Debugger Team

Here is a (slightly redacted) email I sent to the C# team recently: I have accepted a dev position on the Windows Media team, on the the “Professional Content Group”. I have worked on the debugger for over nine years (my entire time at Microsoft excluding the first 3 months), so I hope you will…

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Windows XP Bluetooth Rant: One Year Later

In my blog from a year ago I ranted about the poor state of bluetooth in Windows at the time, and the pain in syncing my Sony Ericsson P800 phone over bluetooth. Its now 12 months later, XP SP2 has long since shipped, plus S/E have updated their sync software, so I thought I should…

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Does anyone use dbgclr? Or even know what it is?

My third blog entry in a row which is a question, and its becease we really want your input on these things. Do you use dbgclr? If you dont even know what it is, then the answer is clearly no. For those folks, dbgclr is a GUI managed debugger that ships with the .NET Framework…

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Six Year Old MS Debugger better than current Open Source debuggers?

There is an interesting post on a Firefox developers blog that describes how great the VC6 debugger still is, despite being almost six years old, chiding the open source folks for still not competing with it. We should be flattered I guess. Although I haven’t used VC6 myself for over six years (we had moved on…

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We want to cut Crashdump support : will you let us?

See Scott’s blog for why we want to cut “classic” W2K crashdump from the VS2005 Whidbey debugger. If you agree or disagree, please use the Feedback section on his blog to say why. I personally want to cut this too. Classic crashdumps are a bad file format, hard to read reliably, and (IMHO) seldom used…

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The Da Vinci Code: Fantasy Movie Cast

Here my wife and I are in Mexico having a super-relaxing holiday, and we both just finished The Da Vinci Code, a truly awesome book. Over some find food we were discussing who should be in the inevitable movie, and here are our choices: Langdon: George Clooney was a reasonable choice by us, but a…

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