It's been a while since my last post, but in my opinion that's fine because I haven't had much to say. That said, I still don't that have too much to say, but I am going to say it anyway.
This year, I will be doing many more interviews for Channel 9 (and a lot less coding, which is good, but also a little strange, but I need to grow...). Going Deep will continue strong this year and I will be focusing primarily on Vista (but not exclusively by any means).
Yesterday, we sat down and talked with 4 Windows kernel architects about the state of Windows architecture today, what the Windows Architecture team is (and why), the challenges of functional dependencies and the overall impact they have on shipping frequency, the future of NT, Security and other fun OS topics. Windows is a wonderfully complex OS that is on track to get better and better, from a core architecture standpoint, with each iteration. The obvious benefit of a cohesive architecture with well-understood functional dependency boundaries, smart thread management (to name a few) is that Windows users will have a more reliable, stable, performant and safe operating system. Great discussion. You'll see it on Channel 9 in the near future as part of the Going Deep series.
I also recently interviewed the Singularity research team (again) and had a great (and deep) discussion with some super smart folks in MSR (Microsoft Research). The interviewees were The Usual Suspects, Galen Hall and Jim Larus, plus two new faces, Manuel Fahndrich and David Tarditi. They are doing some really great work over in MSRLand and it was fun to talk to four of the scientists working on the Singularity project. Singularity, it seems, is evolving nicely... Also, in this episode, you will learn how Singularity is designed and why design decisions were made (like whey they decided to stick with Threads when, theoretically, they didn't need to). I really enjoy talking to people who are orders of magnitude more educated than myself in the computer science domain, not mention much smarter! Wow. That was a great interview. Stay tuned to Channel 9...
There's plenty more upcoming from C9's Going Deep so please stay tuned. Also, I would love to hear from you about what technologies you'd like to learn more about, from a programmatic and architectural point of view. Also, let me know what types of content you'd like to see on Channel 9. How about having a dev talk about a chunk of code she's writing, explaining design decisions, gotchas, tricks, etc? Hmm. Wonder what our legal department would say about that one.
I plan on blogging more this year. But, I won't blog just to blog. Read my first blog post to see why.
(Hey, TypePad team, what's up with the formatting on my archived posts?)