Understanding and Setting Up Access to Symbols

    Symbols are vital to the overall debugging effort.  Most of the time we take them for granted since they are auto-generated for our applications but we hit a brick wall when we try to work with something where debug symbols aren’t available.  I thought it would be a good idea to remind folks…


IntelliTrace Debugging Deep Dive Session is Available for Download

  Folks, apologies for going dark for a few weeks but I have been heads down in the creation of some new IntelliTrace content.  I’ve put together a set of labs and slide decks that you can use to train yourself and/or train others on how to use this to full advantage.  You can find…


Videos in Visual Studio 2012

The folks at Channel9 have created some video shorts on how to use many of the cool new features in Visual Studio 2012.  You will most likely encounter links to the videos for the first time when you look at the “How-To Videos” section of the Start Page:   If you want another path to…


Windows Azure Solution Cookbook

  I started working with Azure almost five years ago and have been very happy to see it evolve and mature.  If you are working with Azure or just learning how to use this offering then you need to start with Clint Edmonson’s “Windows Azure Solution Cookbook” found here: http://www.notsotrivial.net/blog/post/2012/07/02/Windows-Azure-Solution-Cookbook.aspx   Here is what this…


Visual Studio 2012 Virtual Launch Event — September 12, 2012

                                  The Visual Studio 2012 Virtual Launch Event is coming September 12!  Make sure to add this free event to your calendar so you can attend.  Just click the Add to Calendar link above to make sure you don’t…


Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 Are Now Available

    On August 15th we announced the availability of, both, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8.    Visual Studio 2012 You can find out more on our Visual Studio from Soma’s blog post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/08/15/visual-studio-2012-and-net-4-5-now-available.aspx   For those wanting to get their hands on the goods now here is an excerpt from the post:…


Visual Studio Feature Packs

[Reader Note: It looks like the formatting is cutting off the table on my main blog page.  If you click on the link for the full story it will show in full.]   I was talking with a customer the other day that uses Visual Studio Ultimate for many of its developers and just happened to…


Announcing the Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

  In case you haven’t heard Jason just announced the new RC is available: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2012/05/31/announcing-the-release-candidate-rc-of-visual-studio-2012-and-net-framework-4-5.aspx   You can download the bits here: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads   I’m on the road right now but more details to follow soon


Automatically Check for Updates to Visual Studio 11

There is an update to Visual Studio 11 that came out in early April that is available.  You can find the details here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677574   If you haven’t been playing with Visual Studio 11 yet, I strongly encourage you to get it today.  You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads   When you DO have…


Product Features Comparison and MSDN Products by Benefit Level

  Ever wonder if Windows 3.1 comes with your MSDN subscription?  Okay maybe not but it WOULD be nice to know what products come with the various subscription levels of MSDN.  Turns out there is a spreadsheet we have that shows just about everything based on subscription level.  I’ll get to that in a minute…