craigrow

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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    Happy Halloween

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    Today is one of the really great days to work at Microsoft. At about 4PM the buildings on campus will start filling up with kids in costumes trick-or-treating through the hallways. Each group decorates their areas of the buildings however they feel is...
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    What's wrong with our setup

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    In preparing for our trip to Socal this week I spent a lot of time installing the WDK on different systems last week. It wasn't because I had a lot of work to do, it was because setup is so difficult. Let's be honest, WDK setup is not goo d right now...
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    Flaws of logic

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    If you're reading this blog there is a good chance you're a computer geek. If you're a computer geek there is a good chance people who make arguments based on flawed logic drive you nuts. Wouldn't it be great to call them on the carpet? Wouldn't it be...
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    Someone's talking about Archon

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    Archon is the old name for what is now ASI. Vic is talking about it on his blog, but I can't seem to figure out how to leave a comment there so I'll just post here and how he gets a trackback.
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    Hotmail upgrade coming

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    The demo of the new Hotmail at the company meeting was very impressive. Previews are starting to get out and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Here is Paul Thurrott's conclusion... "Kahuna is a huge improvement over Hotmail, Microsoft...
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    I'd like a PC, hold the Windows please

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    This is a great article. When I saw Dell was offering a PC without Windows I went to the web site to find out how much money a person could actually save by purchasing a PC without Windows. There was so much obsfucation I gave up. Follow the link. It...
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    Matching time program

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    One of the great things about working at Microsoft is that the company is continually monitoring the health of the company and when they see problems, they make changes. Let me be clear, they don't just shuffle the deck chairs. They make changes. They...
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    XBox 360

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    As I said after the company meeting, the XBox 360 is an awesome product. Here is a great Q and A. I feel compelled to say, if they only put PVR capability into this box everyone would have one.
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    Look to your left?

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    The best part about this post is that some people think I'm not working if I'm not in my office. It was great to see someone recognize that, I work really hard when I go out to get a cup of coffee. I do a lot of my best work when I'm not in my office...
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    Digital Reliability Signature

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    If you're planning to get a Windows Vista logo you need to know about the DRS program. A whitepaper has recently been published which describes the program. On first glance many people says, this doens't apply to me becuse a logo program already exists...
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    Yipeee :)-

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    It appears that the next version of Office will let you save documents in PDF format . I really hate PDF documents. They're so damned inflexible. The documents are usually two columns, or more, wide and if you zoom out to where you can see a full page...
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    eBay / Skype skeptics

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    I see I'm not the only one who questions the logic behind eBay's purchase of Skype. Today's Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street column says skepticism is growing on Wall Street too.
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