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Performance Monitor(perfmon.exe) must for window developers

Recently I attended Microsoft Community Tech Days at New Delhi. The last session of the event was taken by Bijoy who is presently working with Microsoft. The session was about .NET tips and tricks. The session was extremely informative and really forced all the developers that were present in that auditorium to actually think about the process we take for measuring the resources and also the process we use for debugging an application. He laid stress on many tools one of which was performance monitor (Perfmon).
Perfmon is supplied by the Microsoft with the operating system and there is no need for us to install anything to use it. It can actually capture live data about the performance of our system. A newly installed software or monitor the changes that take place in the registry during a particular time period.
A lot of detailed information is present at TechNet. But there were no videos for the starters so here is one giving Detailed description about how to get started.
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MSP selections are ON - India

For those who don't know what MSP stands for MSP stands for Microsoft Student Partner. This student partner program is run by Microsoft to choose among many a few who are enthusiastic about technology and Microsoft. students from all over the globe are selected for this program. students who are selected are equipped with the task of informing others about the Microsoft technologies and products like the VS 2010:) and Silverlight etc etc. for this they may conduct sessions or hands on labs. in return MSPs get a lot. the best thing being the MSDN premium account :)
The good news is that now you can apply to be an MSP. All you need to do is go to the student-partners web site and click on the apply now box.
Though the selection process changes every time. The process will test your technological and public speaking skills and a technology related blog is always preferred. last time they asked us to upload a 3 min video about any MS technology. and then after that they asked us to c…

bootable USB drive

What makes a USB drive bootable?

When I was searching for the process of making my pendrive bootable. I came across many processes and software’s that could do it but none of the sources told me what is the science behind this. Why my pen drive is bootable after the process and was not before. So I decided to write an article of my own for this.
This is also my first post. So please do comment what you dislike and also like about the post and also if you need any help.
The process of making a pendrive bootable and to use it with window 7 and other window operating systems the process that was described by the sources was
1. Open command prompt(cmd) with administrator privileges
2. Type DISKPART
3. Type LIST DISK
4. Then assuming your USB disk is DISK1. Type SELECT DISK 1
5. Type CLEAN
6. Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
7. Type SELECT PARTITION 1
8. Type ACTIVE
9. Type FORMAT FS = NTFS
10. Type ASSIGN
11. Type EXIT
12. Insert window installation disk
13. In the command prompt window type D: CD BO…