PDC08 – T minus 4 days and counting

So I finally have some of my schedule figured out for the upcoming PDC.  Most important for me is to actually turn up to my own talk :).

Visual Studio Debugger Tips & Tricks
Tue 10/28 | 12:45 PM-1:30 PM | 409A

I'll be going over a few of my personal favourites, talking about how and why we do these features, and showing a few things that will be new in VS 2010.  I don't want to spoil the surprise too much though.  After that (at 1:30), John Robbins is setting up an open space on "the future of debugging".  I'm pretty excited by that obviously, and myself, David Gray, and a host of others from the team are looking forward to discussing this with you all.

 The most interesting talks for me are the following, although I'm not sure I'll actually make it to most of the sessions. 






TL19 Microsoft Visual Studio: Bringing out the Best in Multicore Systems

Hazim Shafi


01:45 PM – 03:30 PM

Room 502A

TL25 Parallel Programming for C++ Developers in the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio

Rick Molloy


03:30 PM – 04:45 PM

Room 408B

TL03 Microsoft Visual Studio Team System: Software Diagnostics and Quality for Services

Habib Heydarian; Justin Marks


03:30 PM – 04:45 PM

Room 515A

BB39 Logging, Diagnosing, and Troubleshooting Applications Running Live in the Cloud

Steve Garrity, Mark Gilbert


01:15 PM – 02:30 PM

Room 515B

TL24 Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability

Steve Carroll;

Ed Glas


01:15 PM – 02:30 PM

Room 153

PC49 Microsoft .NET Framework: CLR Futures

Joshua Goodman, Ian Carmichael


10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Room 153

TL26 Parallel Programming for Managed Developers with the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio

Daniel Moth


10:20 AM – 11:45 AM

Petree Hall CD

The ones marked in bold will be given by members of our team.  Sadly there are a lot of conflicts.  Grrr.

I'm particulalry excited by Justin and Habib's talk, as it lifts the lid on the application flight recorder / historical debugging feature that you've heard about in the news.  Hopefully you can all make it to that to get a sense of where this is at and where we are going with it.

I'll also be hanging around the lounge and HOL areas, so drop by and say hi.

See you all there,



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