This actually premiered on Channel 9 right before Christmas. It is an interview with Rob Short, a Microsoft VP in charge of the team working on Vista's kernel architecture. With him are Darryl Havens, Richard Ward, and Rich Neves, all architects who work under him. The interview is quite candid about issues that have been experienced in the Windows kernel to date and how they are going about trying to fix the issues by laying out a roadmap of where they want to be and attacking the problems in small chunks. Listening to the compartmentalizing of the operating system and segmenting state better makes one appreciate the work that goes into making a robust operating system work. It's just short of 50 minutes long but well worth the time.
Going deep into Windows Vista's kernel architecture
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