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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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    DTMSupp to continue

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    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 DTMSupp@microsoft.com alias...
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    Mark's side of the announcement

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    Mark has posted his announcement of the acquisition to his blog . The good news in this post is that he will still keep blogging. Apparently the fate of the Sysinternals tools has not yet been determined. I would like to see a number of those tools be...
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    Sysinternals acquired by Microsoft

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    This schocked me. When I've talked to Mark, or people who know him well, he seemed resolute about staying outside of Microsoft becasue coming in house would prevent him from doing some of the things he wants to do. Welcome Mark. It's great to have your...
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    DTM Support moving to newsgroup model

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    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: microsoft.public.windows.hardware_and_drivers.logotesting.dtm Please start telling DTM customers...
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    Hardware and driver developer blog list

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    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.
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    DTM help docs posted for download

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    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.
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    WinHEC slides

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    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...
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    DTMSupp and WDKSupp

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    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...
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    High Definition Audio for the Digital Home

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    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...
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    New code signing whitepaper

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    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...
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    DTM Screencasts: Just in time for Beta 2

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    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...
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    The Art of Project Management

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    One of the things I had hoped could happen on this blog is a lively discussion of things I’ve read lately that others may also have read. My first attempt was some reviews of chapters in Naked Conversations . It didn’t seem to resonate with anyone, but...
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    Wikipedia and the DTM

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    Tag makes some good points. This one is particularly compelling to me..." Your blog will change over time and has lot of irrelevant postings." I would make the case that this blog is currently the best single place on the Internet to get information...
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    I can't log on to the client

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    I've seen a number of people on the DTM support alias, dtmsupp@microsoft.com 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...
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    Just testing: Preview of the DTM WinHEC slides

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    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...
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    OK, OK, I Suck

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    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...
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    New Wikipedia entry

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    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...
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    DTM Tutorial Screencasts

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    We have posted the first in a long series of DTM Tutorial screencasts. Please let me know what you do and do not like about these so we can improve in the future. Also, please let me know what topics you'd like to see covered. DTM Demo System Logo...
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    CSS is now supporting the WDK and DTM

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    This is good news for anyone using the WDK as you will now get much better support than the product team was able to offer. The alias is dtmsupp@microsoft.com . Here is the internal announcement... I’d like to announce that the DTM Support team...
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    Windows Live Expo

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    I've used the Windows Live Expo beta to get rid of some left over construction materials I had as well as to sell the Mariner's tickets I can't use, I have season ticket in the Terrace Club. It is excellent and the new features outlined in this post should...
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    Puzzle time: think outside the box

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    I'm not a big puzzle person but I ran across this puzzle twice in less than a week. Once in a project management book and once in an architecture book. I'm sure many of you have seen it before. If not, have fun.
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    More driver blogs

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

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    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...
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    Peter Wieland has started a blog

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

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    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...
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