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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  • Blog Post: Device Selection Scripting Object, MSDN Wikis and WinHEC

    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 Scripting Object white paper . This white paper...
  • Blog Post: Next rev of the DTM is available today

    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 of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) necessary for developing...
  • Blog Post: Please complete the DTM survey

    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:
  • Blog Post: Backup you DTM database

    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 us. We have a number of mechanisms for getting...
  • Blog Post: WHQL Log Viewer available

    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 . If things go the way I hope this will be only the first of many DTM Power Toys...
  • Blog Post: It's official, WinHEC 2007 in the Big Easy

    This announcement has been made quietly. I guess my Campaign for anything bug Seattle can be retired now.
  • Blog Post: DTMSupp to continue

    When I wrote this article I expected to see a lot of complaints about moving all support to a public forum. I had hoped to use those complaints to argue for keeping the alias. The good news is I didn't need that support. The alias will continue to be available for support issues...
  • Blog Post: DTM Support moving to newsgroup model

    DTM support is moving to a newsgroup model which should make the increasing volumes easier to manage. From our support team... DTM now has a newsgroup: Please start telling DTM customers about this newsgroup. We (DTM Support) will...
  • Blog Post: Hardware and driver developer blog list

    I have no idea how long this list has been available. If you're looking for Windows driver and hardware blogs this is the place to start.
  • Blog Post: DTM help docs posted for download

    The current DTM CHM has been posted for download. This is the same documentation you get in the DTM Studio today and is the best source of information on how to setup systems for and run the logo tests.
  • Blog Post: WinHEC slides

    The WDK Intro slide deck from WinHEC has been posted here . It is a nice overview of the tools in the kit with an extensive list of pointers to additional documentation. This is a good starting point for someone new to the kit. Here is a related cnet article that came from WinHEC.
  • Blog Post: DTMSupp and WDKSupp

    Steve made mention of the LDKFB alias going away. I'm glad to hear he's had a good experience with the DDKSupp alias. I can tell you that the people on the WDKSupp alias have the same level of commitment and real access to the people on the product team. In fact, we've implemented a twice monthly review...
  • Blog Post: High Definition Audio for the Digital Home

    I was just handed an advance copy of this book by the authors after my presentation at WinHEC this morning. Chapter 11 has a few paragraphs describing, and recommending, the Windows Driver Kit and Driver Test Manager. I think they did a nice job of providing a concise description and making the case...
  • Blog Post: New code signing whitepaper

    I expect kernel mode code signing will be a hot topic at WinHEC and I expect a lot of good information will start to be delivered as well. For starters, a new whitepaper has been posted. It's the best discussion that I've seen yet on code signing tools and practices. Check it out here .
  • Blog Post: DTM Screencasts: Just in time for Beta 2

    When you get your Beta 2 build of the DTM you'll have a new resource. Below are links to the first series of DTM screencasts. Each is a 15-minute, or so, tutorial on how to do a specific task within the DTM. Please let me know what other topics you'd like to see. DTM Controller install DTM Studio...
  • Blog Post: I can't log on to the client

    I've seen a number of people on the DTM support alias, running into this problem lately. Install a clean OS on the client system. Install the DTM Client on that system. Run the Run First jobs. You cannot logon to the system because the only accounts displayed at the...
  • Blog Post: Just testing: Preview of the DTM WinHEC slides

    I'm not sure how this new feature of our blog servers work. I'm trying to get you a preview of the WinHEC slides that will be the DTM presentation. Please bare with me. These haven't been through editing yet and obviously the "as is" warning applies heavily to this deck.
  • Blog Post: OK, OK, I Suck

    I was puzzled by Jason's comment to the posting about the DTM screencasts... "I am not sure how feasible or worthwhile this would be (compared with the time it would take to implement), but if the video could be broken up into named chapters so the user can skim through and pick the worthwhile...
  • Blog Post: New Wikipedia entry

    I've been impressed with the value of Wikipedia lately. In the past using the Internet to search for information on an reasonably common topics often led to many useless links. Today I know I can go to Wikipedia and likely get good, topical information and links to the best resources on the web to learn...
  • Blog Post: More driver blogs

    Here is another new blog driver developers and testers will want to keep their eyes on.
  • Blog Post: Customizing Vista Setup

    This capability of Vista Setup came up in a number of conversations during the recent WHQL event on campus. I don't think it has much application in the driver development and testing space but apparently it is an interesting capability so I'll share it with the rest of the world here. As you know...
  • Blog Post: Peter Wieland has started a blog

    If you're at all involved with Windows driver development I expect you'll want to subscribe to this blog. I did.
  • Blog Post: Driver Dev Con and WinHEC

    Steve asks a good question... "Any word on DevCon yet? " There is no Driver Dev Con planned for this year. That's pretty disappointing to everyone on the WDK team. If this is disappointing to you also, I recommend you let the WinHEC organizers know.
  • Blog Post: WinHEC registration is open I'm told registrations are significantly ahead of 2005's pace.
  • Blog Post: The branding police

    The branding police are at work again. In future builds of the WDK, and any other product which ships Ximage you'll see Ximage is now named ImageX. The only thing that is changing is the name.
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