A design change request” (DCR) is used to submit requests for changes to the product. A bug is a problem or issue that you have with the product.
Use the Connect web site to log SQL Server 2008 R2 bugs:
- To use Connect you must register your Windows LiveID (here: xx)
How to report a SQL bug or DCR:
- Go to http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver
- Click on “Sign In” to log into Connect using the Windows LiveID you used to register
- Click on “Feedback” in the right window pane
- Do a search for any existing bugs that match your problems. You must do the search first before being able to go to the next step.
- In the search result screen, go to the bottom of that screen, click on “Submit Feedback”.
- You will have two choices: Bug Form and Suggestion Form (DCR). Select the appropriate form:
- Bug form for bugs/issues
- DCR form for suggestions/”wish list” items Fill out the bug/DCR form as usual
- In the “Version” pulldown, select either:
- ‘SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP’ OR
- ‘SQL Server 2009 R2 November CTP – “PowerPivot” Add-in’
- After you file the bug or DCR, you can return to this web site to see the SQL Dev team’s response to your bug. SQL Dev has a goal to acknowledge each bug and send a comment through Connect back to the customer within 7 days of bug creation.
How to vote on other people’s bugs / DCR:
- Go to Submit Feedback from any page
- Find the bug / DCR using “Search Feedback”
- Select the bug / DCR by double clicking on it from the list of items which matched your search
- Vote by going to the “Rating” window, and select the # of stars that match your vote
1 – very unimportant
2 – unimportant
3 – neutral
4 – important
5 – very important