Asp .Net debugging in XP SP2

A person emailed me requesting me to blog step by step instructions on how to get Asp .Net working on XP SP2, and to check the status for each step. I thought this would be a lengthy blog, but on second thoughts realize there isn’t anything very deep about Asp .Net debugging. With SP2, you can…

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The case of Turkish İ & Turkish I

As one of the Internationalization representatives, it is my responsibility to make sure that our automation framework code uses ToUpper() & ToLower() correctly. In almost all cases this does not matter and therefore people don’t bother to remember this at all, but if you call the To…() methods with no arguments, you get the conversion…

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Performance reviews take time…

Oh boy, I wanted to fix some automation bugs today, but could not as I had to update my “commitments” for my performance review. And I need to go home and do my laundry. Reviews at MS have changed as we officially become a “large company”. Earlier we did not spend time worrying about commitments and what not –…

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Imaginative hiring techniques…

So I get this email from a guy on the Windows security team, they are looking for more people and this email was to existing MS employees enquiring if they wanted to move to the team. What I liked about this particular headhunting was that instead of asking you to simply send in your resume, they set up…

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Getting Remote Debugging working on Windows SP2

The security hardening in SP2 affects remote debugging since the firewall blocks machine to machine communication. We have a workaround posted at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;833977#2020 that lets you configure your machine to re-enable remote debugging. There are a few mistakes in this KB article, however, which we are in the process of correcting. These are the corrections…

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Beta out!

Finally, after some pretty exciting last minute drama with the CD’s, the VS 2005 Beta is released! I hope you like the new features we have in the debugger, and I hope you like its stability. Two of the features I enjoy owning are the new datatips and breakpoints. Datatips are unlike anything you saw…

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Debugger Usage

The newsgroups give us a good idea of which debugger features are causing the most problems for our users, but it is more difficult to gauge which features our users are using the most. I am guessing Breakpoints/Watch would probably be the at the top, with Modules being one of the less frequently used. I would…

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Introduction

Hi! I am Deeptanshu Verma, I am a QA in the debugger team, also involved with Internationalization work. I have at different times owned pretty much every non-script feature in the debugger in my 4+ years here at MS. Outside of work I enjoy reading & computer gaming, and am perpetually in the process of…

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