TFS Integration Platform – Baseless Merge: Question & Answers 8

This morning I spotted a great question from one of our external Rangers and the answer by Pei. Does the current TFS2010 Version Control adapter support baseless merges? The current TFS2010 adapter supports baseless merge. Does the Adapter handle baseless merges implicitly or do I have to mark a merge action as baseless merge? The…

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Microsoft Canada Development Centre (MCDC) – Cook Book

What I admire about Canada and especially the Microsoft Canada Development Centre is the diversity of cultures and continuous innovations at work, in the communities and now in the kitchen. “Hot off the press” … MCDC has just released its International Cookbook, which combines the large variety and fascination of cultures. If you love cooking…

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Common WinDBG Commands Reference

Command Description from WinDBG Help (go there for detailed help!) ! ! Extension Commands !address displays information about the memory that the target process or target computer uses. !analyze -hang (hang) Generates !analyze hung-application output. !analyze -v displays information about the current exception or bug check. !devstack displays a formatted view of the device stack…

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Which is the hardest working community?

Well, I recently CC’d a distribution list to trigger awareness around a new member who had joined the Rangers initiatives and the following response from Robert was just classic: “Welcome […] to the hardest working Microsoft community ”. We may not be the largest community, but we are definitely a passionate and competent technology family…

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TFS Integration Platform – Asking the right questions

The dust is settling after the TFS Integration Platform “Alpha” shipped, although the downloads indicate that the dust is far from over. While the platform team is working on the BETA release, the Rangers are continuing with the samples for the custom adapter developers and helping partners to figure out what needs to be planned…

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Kernel Debugging Day 2 – Interesting snippets of information for debugging in the trenches

This post continues on day 2 of a debugging adventure we started in Kernel Debugging Day 1 – Interesting snippets of information for debugging in the trenches. Today the spinning heads were still there … just spinning a lot faster, screaming for the caffeine boost regularly. Some random, but interesting information I made a note…

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Kernel Mode Debugging – Scenario 3: Identify the cause of a driver crash

  Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.   Loading Dump File Kernel Complete Dump File: Full address space is available Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\symsrv*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols Executable search path is: Windows 2000 Kernel Version 2195 UP Checked x86 compatible Product: WinNt Machine Name: Kernel base = 0x80400000 PsLoadedModuleList…

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Kernel Mode Debugging – Scenario 1: Lighting up a third party driver

kd> !analyze -v ******************************************************************************* *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    ******************************************************************************* WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL (e1) Arguments: Arg1: 804219e4, address of worker routine (do ln on this to find guilty driver) Arg2: 00000002, IRQL returned at (should have been 0, but isn’t). Arg3: 819b7328, workitem parameter Arg4: 819b7328, workitem address Debugging Details: FAULTING_IP: nt!IopProcessWorkItem+0 804219e4 8b442404        mov     eax,dword ptr [esp+4] DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: …

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