Internal MS use of the VSTS profiler

A question that is common from folks in the field is “who’s using the profiler at Microsoft”.  Recently we went on a tour of alot of the groups within Microsoft to understand how they are using profiling tools and to see what we could do in the VSTS profiler to help them better.  It was…

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New for VS2008 – debugger support for .Net frameworks support

ScottGu just posted info on something our team has been working on in conjunction with Shawn Burke (NDP) and the Windows debugging team.  When VS2008 releases, people will be able to debug into the .NEt framework libraries.  We will be providing full source and symbols to the VS debugger through a web server. I think…

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The Visual Studio Diagnostics team

I thought I’d share a little bit of organizational info about the team I work in as a way to dust off this old blog. I’m trying to make sure I don’t leave it as dusty as I have been prone to. About a year and a half ago, I worked with a few folks in…

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My own private Orcas

I love Orcas.  I would say that of course, but for me personally I’ve been involved in so much of the blood, sweat and tears (yes – tears) that went into our features (debugging, profiling, code coverage) that it’s great to see it finally be broadly available in the recently announced Beta2.  Soma created a blog…

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Cool debugger add-in for IL viewing

For those of us that use ILDASM and Lutz’s reflector tool often, “Friend of the VS Debugger” (I may try and make that something official) Andrei Faber has created a cool add-in that visualizes IL in the current context. Go here for details http://debug-companion.com/IL_View.aspx Thanks Andrei! If anyone else knows of cool debugger add-ins, including…

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