Process Explorer 8.02 released

Development, Software Comments

SysInternals have released Process Explorer 8.02 a few days ago.

Another major Process Explorer update on the heels of v7.0 brings a slew of enhancements in addition to a more menu options: only non-zero CPU usage is displayed (you'll wonder why Task Manager doesn't do this), replace Task Manager with a new option, see interrupt and DPC time, view context switch counts, look inside .NET processes, configure highlight colors, view CPU usage in a color-coded tray icon, and much more.

[Thanks to Roy Osherove for the SysInternals feed via his SiteFeeder]

Busy days and Longhorn connectivity

Windows Vista Comments

I haven't blogged since a few days. That's because stayed another two days after the PDC in Los Angeles, but I didn't have any web access. By the way, these two days in L.A. were a mess, since the public transportation is on strike since three weeks. Thus I haven't seen that much of the City of Angels Sad

Anyway, in the meantime it's Tuesday, and I have installed Longhorn on two boxes, one at work and one at home. Unfortunately, Longhorn doesn't include the proper network drivers. Though I could use the Windows XP drivers for my machine at  work (which board is a ASUS P4C800 Deluxe with an Intel 875P chipset), I wasn't able to get my home machine online (ASUS A7N8X with nVidia nForce2), not even with the Windows XP drivers... does anyone else have such a set-up? I'd like to use my home PC as my primary "Longhorn experience center."

The Return of the Console

PDC '03, MSBuild Comments

I've never stopped using the console since the good old DOS. In fact, each developer at our company is using the console, i.e. 4NT. Our development environment depends heavily on the console, the complete build and deployment process is realized with batch files.

What really suprised me at the PDC is Microsoft's homage to the console.

  1. In more of half of the sessions I attended you were able to see the speaker using the console. Probably that's mainly a plug for the new MSBuild tool. But anyway, they're using it.
  2. With the next version of the CLR you're able to colorize the output to the console.

However, it's sad to see people who don't know anything about the console...