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Mark Russinovich on Windows Server 2008 – Interview

I recently sat down with Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich to dig a bit into what’s new in the Windows Server 2008 kernel. Of course, we talk about many things including HyperV, application virtualization, kernel architecture (not everybody defines an OS kernel in the same way – tune in to understand why this is the case. Mark has his own definition that may not be the same as yours….).

Recently, the MinWin project was in the press after a university video lecture by a Microsoft Windows architect was released on the net. Most people imeddiately confused MinWin with Windows Server 2008’s ServerCore technology – the confusion stems from the incorrect assumption that ServerCore is a byproduct of the MinWin work. In fact, they are not at all related. Mark explains the differences and hopefully this will end the confusion…

Of course, Mark spends time on the whiteboard in this interview, drawing out the kernel architecture, explaining HyperV, touching on application virtualization (running client applications without having to install them locally – tune in to understand what I mean…).

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Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, Windows Vista, Windows Server, Architecture, Kernel, Virtualization, Interview, Internet Video

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