How do Microsoft want Vista developers to report suspected OS bugs?  
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HWM





PostPosted: General Windows Vista Development Issues, How do Microsoft want Vista developers to report suspected OS bugs? Top

I am developing some heavy stuff on x64 Vista Ultimate, do Microsoft care about bugs or suspected bugs that I encounter if so please tell me HOW to do this.

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Hugh




Software Development for Windows Vista1  
 
 
Brendan Grant





PostPosted: General Windows Vista Development Issues, How do Microsoft want Vista developers to report suspected OS bugs? Top

On Connect or with the Microsoft Beta Client.

 
 
HWM





PostPosted: General Windows Vista Development Issues, How do Microsoft want Vista developers to report suspected OS bugs? Top

Thanks for the prompt help, but that "connect" site has entries for many technologies EXCEPT Vista ! I found it yesterday but gave up (it just has some hardware related area).

 

 

 

 



 
 
superdos





PostPosted: General Windows Vista Development Issues, How do Microsoft want Vista developers to report suspected OS bugs? Top

Hi Hugh,

Once upon a time(hehe), I had the same problem with you, and finally I got to know that normal users are not encouraged to report bugs  manually. Microsoft has their own way to collect bug information (e.g. the bug report prompt window or registered beta test users), and they think that is enough. Of course you can try to contact with any department(including newsgroup&this forum) you can find in Ms' web site, although none is effective as you desired, I think.



 
 
Splackavelli





PostPosted: General Windows Vista Development Issues, How do Microsoft want Vista developers to report suspected OS bugs? Top

This was for the Beta version....maybe it still works:

If there's something that you like or dislike in this pre-release version of MicrosoftR WindowsR, we'd love to hear from you. Please use this feedback form to share your opinions.

Reporting a problem

If you encounter a problem in this pre-release version of Windows, please tell us about it. To report a problem, download the problem-reporting tool, which includes a feedback form. We only ask for information we need to understand the problem-- how and where you encountered the problem, for example. Once you have completed the form, you can send it to Microsoft.

When downloading the problem-reporting tool, you will be prompted to click either Run or Save. Click Run and the tool will be installed on your computer. When you fill out a report, you can send it right away or save it and send it later.

Tips for how to file a problem report

Here are some things to consider when filing a problem report:

  • Please file your report as soon as possible after you find a problem. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can investigate and try to fix the problem.
  • Please provide a brief, descriptive title. The title is the first thing we see when we get the report, so a succinct, clear title will help us effectively identify and prioritize the problem.
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  • Please provide the steps we can follow to reproduce the problem. Any incorrect or missing steps can prevent us from being able to reproduce and address the problem.
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  • Questions

    If you encounter a question or problem using your pre-release version of Windows Vista please join the Windows Vista newsgroups to discuss with peers. These newsgroups are a forum to ask questions, share information, or exchange ideas with others, including experts from around the globe.

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    Sincerely,
    The Microsoft Windows Product Team