I may never find the time to get to #2 ... but I think Ill start a list of all the things I find in Vista which I think are cool. Starting here.
Now, with Vista - in a pinch I can get a userdump of a process ( albeit a mini dump ) with no xtra tools ( userdump.exe etc.. ) from task manager.
I suppose I could have used ntsd.exe but how cool is it to have in task manager!
Ahah -- and wait just a minute... they have pulled ntsd anyway. Farewell my friend.
Today we salute you, Mr. "I wanted to dump a process from task manager late night developer."
<Mr. "I wanted to dump a process from task manager late night developer.">
You, free pepsi guzzling developer, taught us that we no longer.. need to send people obscure tools to get the job done right.
Sure, you missed your daughters wedding, but this is a small price to pay for our joy when we found this gem.
< oohh oohhh our joy.....>
You who make our lives so rich, never fail to enable us to reach down and fix the really,really,really,really,really,really,really, hard problems with a minidump.
< reaaaally hard problems...>
So, crack open an ice-cold Bud Light, Developer of the Dumper, and know.... that we will send your daughter a thank you card on her anniversary.