I wanted to write a post to let folks know how useful it is to us when you choose to send us your error reports with Windows Error Reporting (also known affectionately as Dr. Watson) and to encourage you to click "Send Error Report" when something goes wrong instead of opting for the quick "Don't Send" button.
Yesterday I went and did a little bit of data mining on how we've handled these "Watson" issues in Team Foundation. Up until 11/17 the Watson reports we'd received constituted 222 unique issues (some reported multiple times). Some have come from internal users, others from our Beta customers. Every single issue has been logged as a bug, investigated, and resolved. Jeff Lucovsky and Jiange Sun deserve much of the credit for making this happen throughout our whole product cycle.
I thought it might be interesting for you to see how we've actually resolved the issues. Here is a breakdown:
I went through all the issues we resolved as "Won't Fix" to make sure we made the right decisions.
I also went through all the Not Repro issues. All of had been investigated and most were in code that has since been removed, or were caused by internal folks doing things illegal operations during development - the rest we've updated Watson to pull down more information next time they occur.
So, I'm pretty happy that we've fixed the right bugs, and for those we haven't fixed we've made the right decisions. Please keep hitting the Send Error Report button - and a big "thank you" to everyone who has been doing it so far. I hope this post shows you how much of a difference it has made.