Performance by Design – PDC 2008

Rico Mariani (Chief Architect of Visual Studio – previously performance architect for .net), Vance Morrison (Performance architect for .net) and Mark Friedman (Architect Lead for the Developer Division of Performance Engineering) had a full day talk at the PDC about performance. Unfortunately recordings are probably not going to be available since this was done at…

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Need your input for TechEd EMEA sessions on troubleshooting .net applications

TechEd EMEA Developers is just around 2 weeks away now and the pre-conference nervousness is starting to get to me:)   This will be my first time at TechEd (even as an attendee) so I am really excited. I was just chatting a little with one of the track-owners to figure out what the venue and…

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Troubleshooting ASP.NET issues with HTTPERR logs

I am doing some email cleanup and got a request to write a post about how to use the HTTPERR logs. I thought long and hard about what I could write that would add value.  There is a really good KB article on the topic http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;820729 that goes through how to set it up properly…

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Debugging hangs, memory leaks or exceptions in silverlight apps with sos

Back in August I wrote a post about how to debug these types of issues in silverlight applications.  Since Silverlight 2.0 RTM’d this is now a bit more relevant so just wanted to refresh your memory that you can debug these types of applications and issues with windbg and sos if neccessary. http://blogs.msdn.com/tess/archive/2008/08/21/debugging-silverlight-applications-with-windbg-and-sos-dll.aspx The version…

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.NET Debugging at TechED EMEA (10-14 November in Barcelona)

I hope you will join me for TechEd in Barcelona on the 10th-14th of November. I will be presenting 2 sessions, one breakout and one interactive session: WUX405 Common ASP.NET production issues and how to troubleshoot them with windbg “This session presents the most common causes for hangs, performance issues, crashes, and memory problems in…

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Using VSTS Test and Profilers to troubleshoot a High CPU in GC issue

Following my post about how to troubleshoot a low CPU performance issue with VSTS Test, I will now do the same for lab 4 where we have high CPU in GC. The scenario is pretty similar in that we have a page (http://localhost/BuggyBits/AllProducts.aspx) that seems to be taking a lot of time to execute.  We…

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Using VSTS Test and Profilers to troubleshoot performance issues (low cpu hang)

I’ve been wanting to dig into the Test features in Visual Studio Team System for a while to “debug” issues during the test phase.  In my previous post I linked to a Swedish screen cast by Mikael Deurell, but for those of you who don’t know Swedish I thought I’d walk through troubleshooting a couple…

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