Performance Toolkit Presentation

I previously mentioned the Windows Performance Toolkit. At the WinHEC conference this year a presentation was given about the xPerf tool and plans for the future. You can find it here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/E/6/5E66B27B-988B-4F50-AF3A-C2FF1E62180F/COR-T594_WH08.pptx Doug

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InvalidUrl Error retrieving feed when using FeedDemon

This falls into the category of so obvious you kick yourself once you understand it. At least I did. Every now and again I do a little more work on an intranet website that I maintain. For some time I’ve been trying to integrate some blogging functionality using BlogEngine.NET. The RSS feed for it worked…

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Obvious but helpful

I find that dialogues tend to fall into four categories 1) Clear, obvious and helpful 2) Clear, obvious and unhelpful 3) Obscure but still helpful 4) Obscure and totally unhelpful   I think this one falls into the first category.   Have I missed any categories? As it turns out, it only took about 3…

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FTP server resets, WSAECONNABORTED (10053) and other nasty stuff on Windows Server 2003

If you are seeing issues where your Windows Server 2003 based FTP server is unexpectedly resetting connection it may be a manifestation of this problem: Error code when you run a network program that uses a Winsock connection on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003: “WSAECONNABORTED (10053)”   The problem is still there…

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Getting the .NET Framework made easy…

The Microsoft .NET Framework product group have been busy making it easier to find out about and install the latest version of the .NET Framework… a simple URL and a clean UI at http://www.microsoft.com/net/   It’s certainly easy to remember. And while I’m at it, worth a mention is the Microsoft Web Platform installer page…

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A message to my readers…

0:001> .foreach ( greeting {s -[1]u 0 L?0xffffffff “Merry”} ) {.printf “%mu” , greeting } Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Christmas brain teaser: based off this, what can infer about the most likely bit-ness of the process and the operating system I was debugging on and why? Cheers! Doug

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Great blog for file system related stuff

I don’t often get involved with storage issues unless it is affecting one of my customer’s websites in some way (usually performance, though could be a hang). During an issue I am currently working on, I came across the FileCab blog of the Windows Storage team. There are lots of great articles there and also…

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ASP.NET food for thought…

Looking for some great ASP.NET information and learning resources? Here’s a few .. ASP.NET Whitepapers ASP.NET FAQ Securing ASP.NET Websites Learn ASP.NET If you’ve got any favourites, I’d love to hear about them! Cheers Doug

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KB957541, KB957542, KB957543 – CLR fixes available for direct download

Back in October I blogged about what’s new in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. I also talked about 3 problems that affect the CLR that can result when you install the service pack. Up until this point you’d have had to call Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the fix package. There are plans to…

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