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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The Visual Studio Debugger: A new series on an old topic

The Visual Studio Debugger has long been regarded to be one of the industries best debugger. The VS debugger’s ability to give developer’s insight into the running behavior and state of their .NET and native applications has been the foundation of what has made Visual Studio the IDE of choice for millions of developers around…

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Lessons Learned developing a Windows Phone 7 App

Quite a few folks have been playing with the Windows Phone 7 platform, creating all kinds of crazy games, utilities, etc. for this new platform. I am no different. I simply couldn’t help myself, so once I had my new Samsung Focus in hand ( November of last year I believe ), I set out…

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