March Debug Madness…Microsoft.com Debug WebCast Week, March 27-31, 2006
We are super excited to announce that we will again be partnering with TechNet on a week long series of Webcasts. Our webcast week that we held in November 2005 really fired up the debug team so they came up with the idea of digging in even deeper into real world debugging. MSCOM Ops has an awesome team of Sr. Systems Engineers that are part of our Debug team managed by Jeff Stucky that act as our Tier 4 escalation path for application and system issues. They routinely work to pinpoint application issues on very high volume/high profile systems. This information is based on real world experiences with demos and examples that you won't find in text books. Won’t you please join us?
Here is the line up and sign up links:
Start Time: Monday, March 27, 2006 11:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End Time: Monday, March 27, 2006 1:00 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
It is not always easy to know you have a problem, nor is it always easy to begin the debugging process. Join a senior systems engineer from the Microsoft.com Operations Debug team for an overview of monitoring and analysis tools, followed by a presentation of the initial steps of debugging. This webcast shows how to investigate cases of high CPU usage, determine which tools to use through the course of debugging issues, analyze event and log data to proactively find issues, and debug general exceptions in Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 applications.
Presenter: Jeff Johnson, Sr. Systems Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Start Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Do you ever wonder what happens in garbage collection and exception handling that slows down the performance of your Web site? Join a senior systems engineer from the Microsoft.com Debug team to dig into the inner workings of these two critical pieces of the Common Language Runtime (CLR). See how they really affect performance on a site such as www.microsoft.com. In this webcast, learn some common tools for peering into their induced degradation on your application’s performance.
Presenter: Jeff Stucky, Systems Engineer Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Start Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 8:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Memory leaks or excessive memory consumption can manifest themselves in many ways, from subtle performance degradation issues to full application failure due to out of memory exceptions being thrown. Do a deep dive with a Sr. Systems Engineer from the Microsoft.com Operations Debug team to get a real world view of how the MSCOM Debug Team tackles memory consumption problems on a daily basis. This webcast will cover investigating memory consumption issues with managed code and the debugger tools and extensions used to analyze memory usage. Arranged into three live debug sessions using real world applications that have experienced memory issues, we will show you how these investigations take place. The sessions will cover the following:
Demo Session 1: Covers the commands from the debugger extension, SOS.DLL, that is used to analyze managed memory usage and interpret the output.
Demo Session 2: Builds on the commands covered in Session 1 to actually walk through a memory leak scenario and determine root cause in the source code.
Demo Session 3: Walks through debugging and identifying a Null Reference exception. NullReference Exceptions are thrown when there is an attempt to dereference a null object, but the underlying object can be obscured by the complexity of the code or class. This debug session will show one method of determining the object reference that is null.
Presenter: Jim Dobbin, Sr. Systems Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Start Time: Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End Time: Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Join this webcast to get the inside scoop on how Microsoft.com senior systems engineers run through live debugging sessions that tackle dynamically generated assembly issues in a clustered Web site environment. We also feature an inside look at some poorly coded C# mistakes turned up by our experienced debuggers, including overuse of thread aborts and hunting down and resolving exceptions one by one.
Presenter: Khalil Nassar, Sr. Systems Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Start Time: Friday, March 31, 2006 8:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End Time: Friday, March 31, 2006 9:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
You can gain lot of valuable information about the state of the internet information services (IIS) and the applications running in its worker processes by using Event Tracing for Windows (ETW), which enables you to trace data without attaching a debugger. Join this webcast as we walk you through the tools needed to extract the data, common troubleshooting scenarios, and a summary of the performance data that can be extracted from these trace sessions. We conclude with an overview of some of the new tracing features coming in IIS7.
Presenter: Chris St. Amand, Sr. Systems Engineer, Microsoft Corporation