LHS Feature Of The Week #8 - Windows Error Reporting

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we take quick dive into some of the enhancements that have been made to Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Vista and Longhorn Server.

What is Windows Error Reporting (WER)? Windows Error Reporting enables users to notify Microsoft of application faults, kernel faults, and unresponsive applications. Microsoft can use the error reporting feature to provide customers with troubleshooting information, solutions, or updates for their specific problems. Developers can use this infrastructure to receive information that can be used to improve their applications.

What’s new in Windows Error Reporting? Windows Error Reporting isn’t actually new to Vista and Longhorn Server. However, there are some pretty cool enhancements to Windows Error Reporting that you can find in Vista and Longhorn Server. Developers can use the new API to create reports for many types of events, not just applications crashes and hangs. Also, developers can now create custom reports, customize the reporting user interface, and submit reports to Microsoft. Using Windows Quality Online Services, they then can access their report data, create solutions, and deliver these solutions to their users.

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