First look at debugging .NET 4.0 dumps in Visual Studio 2010

I know that for a lot of you this is a bit far into the future, but I thought it would be nice to run through a few of my lab scenarios to show off some of the new features in Visual Studio 2010.  I am sure that I will miss a bunch of cool…


Planning a new .net debugging lab set – What do you want to see?

There’s been close to 25 000 downloads of the buggy bits lab set, YAY!!! 🙂  but now I think it’s time to expand it a bit with some new labs.  I have a few different issues in mind but I wanted to check in and see if there is something specific you want to see…


Slides and resources for TechED presentations about debugging .NET issues with Windbg

I still have to figure out a way to host the video from the break-out session but until then, here are the slides for my presentations (attached). And here are a list of some of the tools and resources I used for the presentations Tool/Resource Comment Download Link Debugging Tools for windows Windbg, adplus etc….


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…


Swedish Screen casts of debugging labs and visual studio test

I know that perhaps not that many of you know Swedish, but for those of you who do, you might want to check out Michael Deurell’s nice screen casts about how to use visual studio test system to troubleshoot the issues in the buggybits labs along with some windbg fun…  His screen casts are called…


Troubleshooting a performance issue with Failed Request Tracing and appcmd in IIS7

I know I’m a little late in the game, but I decided that after vacation it was finally time for me to install Windows 2008 on my Vista box and play around with some of the IIS 7 features like Failed Request Tracing (known as FRT or FREB) and the appcmd tool. I wanted to…


.NET Debugging Demos Lab 7: Memory Leak – Review

We have reached the end of the .NET Debugging Demos series.  And we are going to end it with a review of the last memory leak lab. I am interested to get feedback, either in comments or through email in the contact me section, on what you liked, what you didn’t like. If you felt…


.NET Debugging Demos Lab 7: Memory Leak

This is the last debugging lab in the .NET Debugging Demos series.  By now you should have the basics down for troubleshooting hangs, perf issues, memory leaks and crashes in .net applications. Hope you have enjoyed your debugging sessions. The last one in the series is a managed memory leak caused by holding on to…


.NET Debugging Demos Lab 6: Memory Leak – Review

Since it took me so long to get Lab 6 out the door i’ll post the review right away… After this we only have one memory leak lab to go before you have gone through the whole lab set. Previous demos and setup instructions If you are new to the debugging labs, here you can…