Failed to CoCreate profiler

Sometimes support cases are like buses. You never see one and then two or three the same come along all at once. Recently one of my team mates asked me about an error his customer was getting in their event log: Source: CLR Category: None Event ID: 0 Description: The description for Event ID (0)…


Update to CLR 2.0 version history post

I finally got around to doing an update to my CLR 2.0 version history post, to which there is a permanent link on on the home page of this blog titled “CLR 2.0 Fixes” under the “Articles, list and resources” heading. HTH Doug


Some useful links..

Here are a few links I’ve saved for a rainy day. You never know, if you get bored of eating mince pies, chocolates or watching Dr Who you might fancy some of the following brain food…   First of all, some great links for learning about batch files and command prompts:  …

Looking for a clean beach?

I know it’s not the time of year when one generally thinks about going to the beach (at least in the UK!) but this web site is a very useful tool for checking on water quality (and air quality) all over Europe. It is a very cool and stylish demonstration of what can be done…

Microsoft Support Self Help Resources

Came across this very useful blog post by Daniel listing Microsoft Support Self Help Resources. HTH Doug

Britain works!

We do! It does! 🙂 Microsoft UK has launched an initiative called “Britain Works” to help students find resources to get their IT career started, technical professionals to expand their IT skills and entrepreneurs to apply Microsoft technology in making their businesses flourish. Check out the web site for more information about the program and…

.NET Type internals

If you debug .NET a lot you need to know what is going on inside a .NET application. I came across a great article about .NET Type internals that is very useful. HTH Doug

Windows 7 on Channel 9

I previously mentioned about all the interesting stuff on Channel 9 about Windows 7. One that I watched which I found was particularly interesting was the one about Fault Tolerant Heap. And if you want to go “low level” you can watch this one about the dispatcher lock. Doug

Interesting Silverlight examples

A couple of rather cool examples of Silverlight: Advanced Render Techniques with WriteableBitmaps   Doug