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June, 2009

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    The Bug Craig Will Never Forget

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    Of all the bugs I've came across I'll never forget this one because it was so severe and easy to miss. Later, when I was a Test Lead it was the first thing I added to my sign-off checklist… A few years ago, our product was practically out the door when...
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    The Bug That Makes Craig Laugh Every Time

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    When my first test manager left Microsoft he told the team this was his favorite bug and it is easy to see why (testers are often asked about their favorite bugs when they leave). On his first week on the job one of my friends hit a crash in the speech...
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    Tom Whalen's Favorite Bug

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    The most interesting recent bug was a Vista upgrade error that was initially assigned to my component. We had a couple of Watson reports where the symptom was there would be an error logged during upgrade which caused a fatal error and a roll-back. Unfortunately...
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    Anutthara's Favorite Bug

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    There was this bug that I remember even 4 years later now. Since we expect our users to install our product on operating systems of different languages, we do globalization testing on this. So for the Beta release, I installed our product on a Japanese...
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    Bruce Shankle's Favorite Bug

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    During Windows 95, I was a beta tester. It was the first time I'd seen a 'Recycle' bin on a Microsoft platform. (We had some undelete functionality in DOS that required you to know the first letter of the file you wanted to undelete on the FAT file system...
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    Vamshidar Rawal's Other Favorite Bug

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    Problem: Release To Web (RTW) for Office Online site and we were seeing features breaking randomly with no reason at all. A lot of debugging led to no indication of what the problem was. Cause: Testing features before RTW, testers did not catch...
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