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


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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