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Hi. My name is Craig Rowland. I'm one of the program managers on the Windows Driver Kits team. I've been at Microsoft for almost eight years now. I've moved around between groups but have always been doing work related to Windows and driver

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    Direct Link to WLK Support

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    You may notice in this week's WHQL News that we have finally fixed one of our nagging flaws. We now have a direct link to the WLK support team . Use this to create support incidents. I'll keep this link in the Links list on the right side of my blog.
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    WLK 1.2 = Done

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    Sorry I wasn't able to tell you earlier, I didn't want to scoop the flash that just went out. Below is the official announcement sent via a WHQL news flash and will be sent via the WHQL news next week. WLK 1.2 Release Announcement We are pleased...
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    WLK 1.2 is Almost Ready

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    Obviously we've missed our April 1 target date for WLK 1.2.  We are taking a little extra time because we've checked in a bunch of fixes to tests over the last few weeks.  I expect we'll be done with validation by the end of the week. ...
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    Next kit release and a new blog

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    As you're aware we were planning to release a beta of our next kit, WLK 1.2 "Boston" last week. Obviously that didn't happen. There is quite a bit of overhead that goes along with releasing a public beta build. We took a close look at what had changed...
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    WLK 1.1 SP Now Available

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    As you will see in the WHQL News later today, the WLK 1.1 SP has been posted to Microsoft Connect . Below is the official release announcement. You may be wondering what is up with the 1.2 release. Recall that we were supposed to have a preview "beta...
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    Please take a few minutes to complete the 2008 WLK Partner Survey

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    The Windows Logo Kit (WLK) team is asking for your participation in the annual WLK/DTM survey. The data collected in this survey last January was used extensively during 2007 to inform our decisions and direct our investments in the WLK. Please help us...
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    Which WLK should I use

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    With all of the releases we've had, WLK, OS, WLP, it can be difficult to answer the question, which kit should I use. These statements should make it simple... · Either WLK 1.0.c or WLK 1.1 may be used for XP, Server 2003, and Vista RTM submissions...
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    Storage WDK Blog

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    If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times...I have yet to meet anyone on a Windows device team that is not totally dedicated to helping you get your devices logo'd. Storage is one of the very best...check out their excellent WDK blog .
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    WLK 1.1 Released to Microsoft Connect

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    WLK 1.1 was posted to connect with Vista SP1 RC1 and Server 2008 RC1 last night.  The official announcement is below and will be in Monday's edition of the WHQL news. WLK 1.1 Release Announcement We are pleased to announce the release of the Windows...
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    Final WLK 1.1 Preview Build Available

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    Last week we posted the final preview build for WLK 1.1 to Connect . This is the last opportunity to make sure everything is working. We'll release this kit with Server 2008 RC1 and will begin accepting logo submissions for all programs from 1.1 at that...
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    LogoFest Content for Free

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    The Windows Logo Program team puts on LogoFest events at strategic times throughout the year.  These are highly valuable events on a number of levels.  For our hardware partners it's a great opportunity to be right on the Microsoft campus while...
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    My Blog in Chinese?

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    We've been working with Microsoft Research to use their machine translation technology to translate the WLK help docs into different languages.  Today I'm looking through my referrals and I found this URL.  Actually, I'm not sure what language...
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    Just for Fun

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    Here are a couple of the things that are being done to raise awareness about the Windows Logo Program.  I found coach to be quite entertaining. http://www.productsofchampions.com/ http://www.road2greatness.com/
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    New Windows Logo Kit 1.1 Build Posted

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    Yesterday we posted a new build of WLK 1.1 to Connect .  This is our lockdown entry build so there will be no additional features or tests from this point forward, only bug fixes.  Enjoy.
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    Upcoming Releases of the Windows Logo Kit

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      Here's a long overdue update on the coming releases from the Windows Logo Kit. A preview of the 1.1 release is currently on Connect . WLK 1.1 will be the first kit which supports Server 2008 logos.  It will also support all other current logo...
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    You need this QFE

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    We have no mechanism to actually require a QFE, and we usually recommend that you not install a QFE unless you're seeing exactly the issue the QFE is designed to address. QFE 304 is the exception. Download it from here . We're recommending that it be...
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    This is only a test

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    This is only a test
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    DTM Newsgroup

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    I quietly added this link to my list of DTM links a while back because we were uncertain how much interst there would be in a DTM newsgroup. It's up and running and the interest seems substantial. The newsgroup is designed to be a peer-to-peer support...
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    Survey Results

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    Thanks to those of you who took the time to participate in our recent survey. I can tell you the data from that survey is becoming a driving force in our planning for the future of the logo kit. What did the data say, you might ask. I've attached a high...
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    Device Selection Scripting Object, MSDN Wikis and WinHEC

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    The WLK docs team release two exciting items last week. The first is the addition of Wiki functionality to the DTM documentation on MSDN . Check it out, you can be a virtual member of the WLK docs team. The second is the release of the Device Selection...
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    Next rev of the DTM is available today

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    The next rev. of the DTM has been released. See the official announcement here . The most significant change to this release is the creation of a new product, the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). Over the last several months we're been breaking the components...
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    Please complete the DTM survey

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    We have posted a short 10 question DTM survey on Connect. Please take a few minutes this week to help us ensure we’re prioritizing features as you would like by completing the survey this week. Survey is here: https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey...
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    Backup you DTM database

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    One of the most consistent things I've heard from both our internal and external partners since WinHEC is the need for more and better DTM documentation. What we can get into the product is pretty much locked down at this point. However, that won't stop...
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    WHQL Log Viewer available

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    The first DTM Power Toy is available for download . This tool opens the packages you create to submit your drivers to WHQL letting you browse through the results and logs. Send feedback on the tool to whqldt@microsoft.com . If things go the way I hope...
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    It's official, WinHEC 2007 in the Big Easy

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    This announcement has been made quietly. I guess my Campaign for anything bug Seattle can be retired now.
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