For those of you who aren’t familiar with him, one of Microsoft’s foremost leaders and a leading writer, Mark Russinovich, has written another book along with David Solomon and Alex Ionescu.
Mark has always been one of my personal favourites in the Windows world; he is a mentor to me and presumably to millions of other IT professionals out there. He is a technical fellow at Microsoft, author of the indispensable widely-used Sysinternals tools, and more notably the discoverer of the “Evil” Sony rootkit that permanently turned me away from Sony products. His expertise in Windows is unparalleled.
The book promises to give both developers and system administrators an in-depth understanding of the Windows kernel and will foster effective troubleshooting and smooth operation of any Windows platform. The book will focus on Windows Server 2008 and will hence be applicable to Vista, Windows 7 and any other release that is built on the NT 6.0 kernel.
In addition to this, there are hands-on experiments throughout the book that will allow the reader to witness some of the theoretical paradigms presented first hand.
The book is set to release June 17, 2009 and I am going to be one of the first to snap up a copy. Suggested retail price is $69.99 and of course the knowledge gained – priceless.