Hidden feature of VSIP: Sharing a machine

Okay so this really isn’t a debugger feature, but I thought it was handy anyway. Yesterday a colleague and I were both logged onto the same machine, both using Visual Studio as two different users. Since I work at Microsoft, I naturally needed to change Visual Studio. So how to do that without having my…

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The next level of DLL Hell – SxS.

Everybody seems to be having SxS problems. I know I have them all the time. SxS (or side by side) was a solution Microsoft developed for people distributing the C runtime with their application. I won’t comment on whether or not this was the right solution to the problem, but I’ll talk about what I…

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PCs still suck

Okay so I probably shouldn’t be writing that as a title considering who I work for, but I had a rather frustrating weekend IT session. Since I work at Microsoft, all of my family and friends expect me to answer any obscure computer problem they might have.  I wonder if doctors have this same problem?…

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Hidden Breakpoint Feature: Stepping in just one thread

So I was giving this demo the other day of some of our new concurrency features in the Orcas CTP and  I found this “new” feature for breakpoints. At least it was new for me. Sorry I’m a noob 🙂 The code was something like so:      451         private void ComputePrimes_ThreadProc(object obj)   452         {   453    …

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Hello World

Hi, my name is Rich Chiodo, and I work at Microsoft. That sounds like an admission of guilt.  I suppose in some ways I do feel guilty working here. I work for the man now. No longer am I one of the free spirited plebes of the software world. I am now the property of Mr. Bill. I’ve been…

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