• Tech Ed – Day 4 Review

    Here it is, final day wrap up.

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  • Best comment of the day

    I was going through some code today and stumbled across the following:

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  • Tech Ed – Day 3 Review

    After a short hiatus, I’m back with yet another day review of Tech Ed. Just one more after this!

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  • Tech Ed – Day 2 Review

    Continuing in my never-ending (at least until day 4) review of Tech Ed, this post will talk about how the second day of the conference went.

    At breakfast, I got to sit down at the same table as Sara Ford, a PM at Microsoft on the CodePlex team and a well known for her Visual Studio Tip of the Day series. That experience sort of reinforced the fact that you really do get to interact with the people who are working on the tools that we use every day.

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  • Tech Ed – Day 1 Review

    I’m continuing my review of Tech Ed from yesterday. Yes I still realize that I’m a month behind. :-)

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  • Tech Ed Preconference Overview

    I’m guessing it has been so long since Tech Ed that no one will be interested in hearing how it went, but you know - I’m going to post about it anyway.

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  • Have you guys ever looked at Microsoft Virtual Labs?

    A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Tech Ed 2008 Developer conference. It was my first Tech Ed conference and I had a great time. (Yes, I still need to blog about my experiences there overall and I’m still planning on doing that.) One thing I wanted to bring up if you’ve never been to Tech Ed before is the great experience that the Hands on Labs (HOLs) provided. Basically, you walked up to the HOL computer and, in a few short steps, you had a full development virtual machine ready to go. It was a really nice experience and ensured that you could try out new features without having to set up your own VM or worse, download and install a lot of betas on your own development machine.

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  • Real world walkthrough with WinDbg

    Most of the work I currently do (during the day) is with WinForms applications and most of the time, debugging their problems really isn’t all that hard. Application hangs or crashes that only occur on one machine at a remote location are not easy though. We ran into one of those situations a few weeks back. I told our support group that if they saw the hang again to let me know and I would swing by so that we could get a memory dump of the application and start debugging it. Here’s everything I did to figure out what went wrong.

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  • Going to Tech Ed 2008? Meet me there!

    I’ve been meaning to get a local version of my blog running so that I could test changes and tweaks to my theme and I finally found some time yesterday to do that. Can you tell the difference? Basically, I added the social networking links on the right as well as the Tech Ed 2008 badge.

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  • Reflection by example with Powershell

    A coworker swung by a few days ago to ask some questions about using Reflection. I learn really well by example so I decided to use Powershell to show using Reflection. Below is the session I used and later emailed to him. You can see a few spots at the bottom of the example where I was unsure of the syntax on passing an empty parameter array, but I figured it out.

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