Jonathan Hardwick

Improving the performance of Visual Studio

Performance analysis of multi-core systems

One of our main roles in DevDiv Performance Engineering is to help other teams with performance...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/19/2008

Other Resources for Problems with Offline Files

Of all my blog posts, the one that generates the most reliable stream of comments is “User comments...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/14/2008

Moving on - to Developer Division Performance Engineering

With the release of SCCP 2007 I've now been through two complete product cycles of what started out...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/05/2008

Now available: System Center Capacity Planner 2007

Ironically I'm almost the last to blog it, but the SCCP team is really happy to announce the release...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/06/2008

Using funny characters in Outlook 2007 folder and category names - what's the sort order?

It's common to use "funny characters" (i.e., non-alphabetic symbols) in Outlook folder names, so...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 10/23/2007

Announcing the beta release of System Center Capacity Planner 2007

We're pleased to announce the beta release of System Center Capacity Planner 2007! SCCP 2007...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/25/2007

Visible Recycle Bin Considered Harmful

Lazy-blogging (verb): The act of letting a thought sit unblogged for long enough that someone else...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/14/2007

Comment spam has got the better of me

My apologies if you're seeing any of my old posts reappear as if freshly published. Comment spam has...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/03/2007

Startup processes on a Toshiba M400

Or, "What is all this stuff doing on my computer", part II. I've just finished switching my portable...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 09/12/2006

Flash demo of System Center Capacity Planner

We’ve had these bits bouncing around for way too long, but now they’re finally linked to from the...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 08/01/2006

More ways to learn about System Center Capacity Planner

The great thing about Microsoft webcasts is that they’re archived. So even if you miss the upcoming...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/16/2006

Upcoming webcast about System Center Capacity Planner

Just a quick note that in 3 weeks, Chris Henley will be hosting a public webcast about SCCP 2006....

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/06/2006

Getting back into the saddle

I’m easing back into blogging after taking 6 months off – the good news is this means I’ve got a big...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/04/2006

User comments about offline files

This is a catch-all post for user comments and questions about offline files, aka client-side...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/01/2006

Where can I get System Center Capacity Planner?

Short answer: System Center Capacity Planner is on TechNet disc 0422, which went out this month....

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/25/2006

Aaaaand, we're back

I’ll be making lots of updates to the nonadmin wiki this week. Yesterday it was three months’ worth...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/24/2006

System Center Capacity Planner 2006: SHIPPED

The Indy team just handed over our final bits for System Center Capacity Planner 2006. Barring any...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 12/13/2005

System Center Capacity Planner at Exchange Connections

I’m helping out on the SCCP booth at Exchange Connections in San Diego this week, and we’re handing...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 11/01/2005

Why we've posted a beta refresh of System Center Capacity Planner

A week ago we updated the public beta of System Center Capacity Planner. This “beta refresh” of SCCP...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 10/30/2005

Feedback about the System Center Capacity Planner beta

Thanks to everyone who's blogged about our beta! Special kudos to Eileen Brown, Graham Chastney, Ian...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 10/19/2005

New name, half the fat

The eagle-eyed will have noticed that the name of our product has changed from System Center...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 10/09/2005

Announcing the public beta of System Center Capacity Planner

Marketing fluff follows. This is my baby. Grab the bits and kick the tires. Then tell us what to...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 10/07/2005

On spotting the difference between MVPs and Microsoft employees...

Raymond Chen complains about the pass colors for this year’s MVP summit. Specifically, since they...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 10/01/2005

Being in two places at once at the MVP Summit

Just a quick note to say that, like many other product teams, we'll be at the MVP Summit here in...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 09/28/2005

Windows Vista Sidebar - like MSR Sideshow, only better

Four years ago a wonderful application called Sideshow came out of Microsoft Research. It was the...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 09/19/2005

Sorry, but I can't answer your email questions about Offline Files

Roger Needham taught me the phrase “success disaster”. A success disaster happens when a little...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 08/19/2005

A community-based marketing experiment - Microsoft gets on board the Cluetrain!

The Visual Studio 2005 evangelists have created a new community marketing experiment: High Five...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 08/08/2005

What's the longest Microsoft product name?

We've done the "silly Microsoft product names" thing before, but in an internal discussion Larry...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 08/05/2005

When a Microsoft blogger stops blogging...

In the days leading up to a major US military operation, there's supposed to always be a noticable...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 08/04/2005

Witness the awesome power of a fully-operational Channel 9 forum

Frank Arrigo (Aussie Microsoft blogger extraordinaire) is impressed with how quickly the Wikipedia...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 07/23/2005

I love the smell of a banhammer in the morning

It's no secret that there's been an increasing amount of cheating on Halo 2. Evidently when Bungie...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 07/17/2005

It's not the amount of email I receive that's the problem...

...it's the amount I send. This was brought home to me five minutes ago. I'm sat at home, digging my...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 07/15/2005

Cultural change at Microsoft, or, "What was the point in keeping quiet?"

In an anonymous comment on “Patch for tcserver.exe memory leak on Tablet PC - at last!”, zzz asks:...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 07/06/2005

Patch for tcserver.exe memory leak on Tablet PC - at last!

In August 2004, I mentioned that the Tablet PC uses managed code for parts of its inking support....

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 07/06/2005

Ever since the MSN team released their first beta toolbar with Windows Desktop Search, developers...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/30/2005

Kids these days

BlogJet is a truly excellent blog-posting tool written by Dmitry Chestnykh (I've raved about it...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/28/2005

Nasty URL-rewriting bug in Community Server - apologies to syndicated readers

All my posts for the past month have hit a bug in Community Server that strips out the leading...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/26/2005

Getting to Zero Email Bounce

One of the nice things about working alongside 1,500 other bloggers is that if you let a thought go...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/26/2005

The Longhorn RSS team are blogging

Yesterday's Gnomedex demos by the Longhorn RSS team (who also chose that moment to come out of...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/25/2005

More press coverage of NOT running as an administrator

Ryan Naraine has written a nice article for eWeek about non-admin security in XP. He notes that...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/24/2005

Oh Mr Channel 9 Guy, you're so big

Jeff Sandquist and his team have posted graphic evidence* of just how low some developers will go to...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/21/2005

The MOM team start blogging

The program managers for Microsoft Operations Manager have started their own team blog, and they...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/17/2005

David Ornstein talks about FlexWiki - and wall-sized screens

Scoble has posted a fascinating Channel 9 video interview with David Ornstein. David describes what...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/17/2005

A good week for new .NET programming languages

IronPython is a .NET implementation of Python, written by Jim Hugunin. It’s now reached v0.7.6, and...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/16/2005

MaxiVista just got even better

MaxiVista is a software application that lets you use another PC – your laptop, for example – as an...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/13/2005

If you think Microsoft uses silly product names, you're in good company

I've ranted before about Microsoft product names, so it's nice to see that I'm in good company: CNET...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/08/2005

Great things are afoot over at Channel 9

Another vital resource has sprung up fully-formed on Channel 9 – the Patterns and Practices Security...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 06/08/2005

ITIL, MOF, and a critical mass of blogs

Way back when, I wrote a couple of posts about ITIL and MOF (ITIL is an industry-standard set of...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/29/2005

NYT article about Eric Rudder... and other Microsoft bloggers

Tomorrow’s New York Times is running an article by Steve Lohr entitled “A Front-Runner at Microsoft,...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/25/2005

What is capacity planning, anyway?

I have an entire category about capacity planning, so it's probably time to define what capacity...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/24/2005

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