Latest Videos and Info on VS11 Visualization Tooling

Wanted to make you folks aware of a few new videos that have been recently made showing the latest capabilities in the recently released beta for Visual Studio. I just recently recorded a ~30 minute piece on the Visual Studio Toolbox site. Consider this video a refresher of the bits ( for those who weren’t…

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Debugger Canvas 1.1 Released

Since the initial release of the Debugger Canvas last summer, the team has been busy taking all the great feedback from you, acting on it, and preparing a new release. That release, Debugger Canvas 1.1, has just been released on DevLabs! The teams has focused on fixing numerous bugs as well as addressing a number…

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What do you think of Debugger Canvas?

The folks behind the Debugger Canvas project ( a few from my team, a few from MSR ) are very interested in picking your brain on what you like about it and what you don’t like about it. To that end, they are looking to get a one hour conference call together with a select…

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ALM vNext Announced at TechEd

We just finished announcing all the great new stuff that will be coming in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically talking about the Application Lifecycle Management features that you can expect in that release. Please check out Jason Zander’s blog post about the announcements, and be sure to read this white paper. The white…

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MSDN Instant Answers

Wanted to point out a great new feature that the MSDN team has just made available when searching in the MSDN library. The feature is dubbed “Instant Answers”. Try this out. Go to msdn.microsoft.com, then click the library tab ( or go directly there by clicking this link ). Now, type “Hashtable” in the search…

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New version of the Architecture Guidance

I’m a bit tardy in passing this information along, but the Rangers have recently ( April 18th ) released a new version of the Architecture Guidance. Check out Willy’s post for more details, or go and download it directly here. A bunch of great prescriptive guidance on how to use the modeling and visualization capabilities…

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Tech Ed North America 2011

Registration for this year’s Tech Ed North America is open. The convention is happening May 16-19 in Atlanta, GA this year. This is going to be another great convention, with tons of new content, learnings, and simple collaboration guaranteed. One of the things I’m very excited about at this years Tech Ed is the fact…

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Debugging Series: Symbols Server and Your Symbols

Last post, I gave you a simple introduction to Symbol Servers. I showed you how you can use the options in Visual Studio to quickly get access to Microsoft public symbols and how that could give you more information for your debugging sessions. However, I did not show you how you could add your owns…

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Debugging Series: Symbol Server

Whether you are doing pre or post mortem debugging, whether you are using Visual Studio or WinDBG, one of the most important things you can do ( short of not writing the bug in the first place! ) to ready yourself for a productive debugging session is to establish the use of Symbol and Source…

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New Docs for Windows Phone 7 Development

The Developer Guidance team has just released Building a Windows Phone 7 Application from Start to Finish in the MSDN Library.  This content is intended to help developers with common challenges by putting the features together in a complete application from whiteboard to marketplace. It includes a running sample, guidance on core concepts for getting…

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