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This blog focuses on technologies that support Windows Error Reporting and Windows Quality data.

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  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center Web Services Update

    Hello again. With an update coming soon to the Dev Center reports , we have made corresponding updates to the Web Service based on the reports. All of the Dev Center Reports are exposed as feeds. This allows your company to pull down all report data, including CABs, programmatically without directly...
  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center Reports Update

    Hello. I’d like to provide some information on some changes available next month with the Dev Center Reports. As mentioned in “The only thing constant is change” blog , user mode reports use the Failure based approach. When symbols are not available (the most common scenario) this can sometimes make...
  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center – Reports FAQ

    How do I map files? How can I see Driver Reports? How can I see reports in the Product group summary? How do I make sure I see data for my Product based mappings? Where can I find information on report automation? How do I automate generating product mappings? How do I use PowerShell to automate product...
  • Blog Post: Why You Should Use XMLHttpRequest Asynchronously

    8.4% of all hangs in IE9 in the past month are caused by XMLHttpRequest objects blocking the UI thread with a synchronous request. That’s a huge number! With some manageable code changes, these hangs can be avoided, and developers can give their users a better experience across their websites....
  • Blog Post: MDOP error reporting for small, midsize, and large companies

    It is time to do a blog post that points to some resources about the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) , since we get a lot of questions about how Error Reporting can work better for small, mid-size, and large corporations. This is part of the Microsoft Software Assurance Program and provide...
  • Blog Post: Problem Steps Recorder (PSR.exe) + Windows Error Reporting = Another tool to help find solutions to software defects

    Technorati Tags: PSR , WER , WER Services , Problem Steps Recorder , Repro Steps There is a bunch of information on the web about PSR and one of the best is this video on CNET: http://cnettv.cnet.com/2001-1_53-50005144.html as you can see a demo of the tool working for an end-user perspective, it behaves...
  • Blog Post: Let There Be Hangs: Part 4 – Hashes and Type Codes and XProc, Oh My!

    Hang Bucketing, A Better Way In the previous post I gave a brief introduction of how the first version of hang reporting was implemented using the existing crash reporting infrastructure. Eventually (after Windows XP shipped) a new general purpose event reporting and bucketing mechanism was built...
  • Blog Post: Why I Stick Around

    As I come close to my fifth anniversary working on WER Services it is a good time to reflect on where we aspire to be. Our team vision is best described as: "Software development organizations everywhere use WER Services to make business decisions and improve their product quality and customer experience"...
  • Blog Post: Windows Error Reporting (WER) Blog

    Technorati Tags: WER , WER Services , Winqual , Windows Quality , Windows Error Reporting Getting Started: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/maintain/StartWER.mspx Introduction Video to Windows Error Reporting: Driving for software quality through customer feedback (PDC Web Session) ...
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