IntelliTrace and CollectionPlan.xml

Even if you’ve already spent some time getting familiar with IntelliTrace (our new debugger logging feature in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate) and playing around with some of the advanced options you might not be aware of the CollectionPlan.xml file and how important it is to controlling IntelliTrace. This is by design, as the collection plan…

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IntelliTrace and Microsoft Test Manager

One of our main goals with IntelliTrace was to help close down the “no repro” gap between developers and testers. It’s frustrating and a waste of time and resources to have testers and developers going back and forth with testers reporting issues and developers unable to repro and investigate those issues in their development environment….

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IntelliTrace iTrace Files

If you are not familiar with the new IntelliTrace feature in Visual Studio Team System 2010 than you might want to first check out either my or John Robbins’ introductions to this feature as a general overview of IntelliTrace would be helpful before digging into this article. What is an iTrace file? In my introduction…

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Adios Historical Debugging. Hello IntelliTrace.

It’s been a little while since I’ve gotten a post up here due in part to two main reasons. First off, we’ve been pushing really hard as a dev team in getting Beta 2 polished up and out the door. And secondly, the actual name of our feature has been in flux for a little…

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Back To Blogging

Back to Blogging So for the last 18 months or so there has been nary a peep on this blog about anything. One contributing factor to this extended period of silence would happen to be the fact that I now have an 18 month old daughter and I was feeling a bit of a time…

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IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate What is IntelliTrace in a nutshell? If you’ve been in the development world for any length of time you’ve probably ended up in a situation like one of the following more than a few times. ·         You’ve received reports of a crash from a tester, but on your local box you…

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Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler

Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler Introduction   If you have ever done performance work on Windows systems you are probably already familiar with the PerfMon tool. This tool gives you an overview of your system performance and can be an invaluable tool in the early (and sometimes the late)…

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Pinpoint a performance issue using hotpath in Visual Studio 2008

Analyzing a performance report                   When you first open a performance report in Visual Studio 90% of the time the question on your mind is “where is my program spending most of its time?” In Visual Studio 2005 the best way to find this was to move to the calltree view and from there…

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Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler

Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler   With the recent release of the first Beta for Visual Studio Team System (codename Orcas) customers will get their first chance to see all the great new features that we are adding to the product. For the profiler in particular we’ve added some very…

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