VSTS Profiler

The Visual Studio Team System Profiler is a tool that helps find resource bottle necks in your application.  Like slow code (CPU bottleneck), disk thrashing, memory allocation, etc.  I’m on the team that builds the Profiler, so here are some Profiler goodies. I’ve recorded a quick ~5min demo of how to get started using the…

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TechEd 2007: DEV320 Follow Up

An Overview of Visual Studio Team Developer tools was given at TechEd 2007 as DEV320, Writing Maintainable and Robust Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.  Here are the resources from the session and you can watch it now online.  If you saw the session at TechEd and are now reading this post, Abhijit and…

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Team Developer MSDN Forums Refactored

We’ve done some refactoring to our Team System MSDN web forums that should significantly help customers using our features.  There are three key reasons driving this change. Our VSTS Team Developer forums are now: Visual Studio Code Analysis and Code Metrics Visual Studio Performance Tools (Profiler) Visual Studio Application Verifier Reasoning… 1. Improve Clarity Previously…

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Script Debugging Improvements in Orcas

We’ve made some significant improvements to script debugging!  The VS script debugger hasn’t seen real improvements since VS6 (pre-.NET).  Now with ASP.NET AJAX (MS’ new AJAX framework), script debugging has caught a new wind.  You can try these out in the new VS Orcas March CTP. Here are the improvements we’ve made.  They’re all captured on…

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Profiling a Unit Test

A little known feature of VSTS Team Developer is the ability to use the run-time analysis of the Profiler specifically targetting the code in a Unit Test.  There are a two key scenarios this integration feature targets: Collect Performance Data on Specific CodeNormally you’d have to kick-off your entire application with profiling turned on and collect…

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