Patrick is blogging, make sure to check it out!

http://blogs.msdn.com/patrick_dussud/default.aspx Patrick is super-smart… Hopefullly his blog will pick up where Chris Brumme’s left off a couple years back.  -josh

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PerfConsole is my kind of 20% time…

Other companies have much talked about 20% time… That sounds great to me! Here at Microsoft (at least in my group) we do too, kinda. I find that every one of my peers has some interesting project that they’re working on outside of their normal work activities, some of the categories for people I know of on the…

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PerfConsole is unleashed…

So, Rico beat me to the punch: http://blogs.msdn.com/ricom/archive/2006/08/03/688019.aspx   As we have seen in the previous entry it is nice that the VSTS Profiler team has provided a tool which converts their .VSP files into something which is more easily readable by other programs. While I was working on CLR oerformance last year I spent…

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Performance Analysis

I have spent the last couple years investigating the performance of various parts of the CLR and managed code, in that time I have learned that a profiler is an invaluable tool. There are quite a few profilers available including: CLR Profiler, Intel’s VTune, AMD’s CodeAnalyst, Microsoft’s VSTS Profiler, Kernrate and various profilers which Microsoft…

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Visual Studio Team System 180 day trial…

I just found out that VSTS has a free 180-day trial edition. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/trial/ This is AWESOME because VSTS has a great profiler included in the package!

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Should I choose to take advantage of 64-bit?

Here’s the guts of a response that I posted a while back to an internal mailing list re: tradeoffs of runing your managed code as 64-bit vs 32-bit. YMMV, and I’ll remind you that every perf question has a thousand answers depending on the situation.   >>>>>>> snip >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>   Here’s my own personal list…

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