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Microsoft Virtualization Podcast with: Dr. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Technical Fellow – DABCC Radio Episode #37


In the following Microsoft Virtualization Podcast, Douglas Brown interviews Dr. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Technical Fellow and overall Windows guru.  Doug and Mark discuss what’s new with Microsoft virtualization along with the following: 

  • Brief Introduction of Dr. Russinovich and discussion on why he is a virtualization expert
  • Security implications of virtualization
  • Mark’s perspective on the virtualization world today
  • Advantages and disadvantage of virtualization
  • Explanation of the VHD (virtual hard drive) file format
  • Citrix and Microsoft announcement that XenSource will support the VHD format
  • Mark’s response to VMware’s statement that “Virtualization is the end of the OS”
  • Mark’s response to the question “If you where king for a day what would you do and how reasonable would it be to achieve?”

The above podcast runs 33:40 minutes.

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About Dr. Mark Russinovich

Dr. Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow working in the Platform and Services division. Russinovich is a widely recognized expert in Windows operating system internals, and operating architecture and design. His discovery of a rootkit on popular Sony audio CDs led to industry reforms in the area of computer privacy.


Russinovich joined Microsoft when it acquired Winternals Software, the company he cofounded in 1996 and where he worked as Chief Software Architect. He is also cofounder of Sysinternals.com, where he wrote and published dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities including Filemon, Regmon, Process Explorer and RootkitRevealer. He previously worked at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, researching operating system support for Web server acceleration and serving as an operating systems expert.


Russinovich coauthored “Inside Windows 2000” and “Windows Internals,” both from Microsoft Press, is Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine, and has written dozens of articles on Windows internals. He has been a featured speaker at major industry conferences around the world, including Microsoft’s TechEd, IT Forum, Professional Developer’s Conference, Windows Connections, Windev, and TechMentor, and has taught Windows internals, troubleshooting, and file system and device driver development to companies worldwide, including Microsoft, the CIA and the FBI.


Russinovich earned his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

About Douglas Brown (Host of DABCC Radio)

Douglas Brown worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 at which time he was voted Systems Engineer of the Year 2002 by his peers and management at Citrix. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft Corporation in 2005, 2006, and 2007 for his contributions to the industry. He was also a charter award winner of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) for his continued support of the Citrix community.

Mr. Brown authored the popular “Methodology in a Box” book covering best practice project management in a Citrix deployment and developed Advanced Print Manager, a software application for the management of printers in a server based computing environment.

Mr. Brown has earned worldwide recognition for his dedication to providing server-based computing and virtualization professionals with proven solutions for implementation, infrastructure design, time-saving utilities, performance tips and best practices. DABCC.com is one of the most frequently visited sites internationally for virtualization and server-based computing information and networking opportunities.


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