Thank you Phoenix!

As Brad has mentioned in his blog, the CLR PM team is doing a series of road trips. The week before last, I was in Phoenix along with two of my fellow CLR PMs for customer visits and the BetaDays event. I’d like to thank all the customers and partners we met and got great…

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Who Am I?

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Mike Downen and I’m the program manager for security on the CLR team. This means I own the security features in the CLR, such as Code Access Security, the crypto-related classes, our integration with ClickOnce, and other stuff. I also drive much of the security process work for…

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Obfuscation

One topic I’m often asked about is obfuscation of managed code. In the context of software, obfuscation is the process of scrambling the symbols, code, and data of a program to prevent reverse engineering. Optimizing C++ compilers for native code tend to produce obfuscated code by default. In the process of optimizing, the code is…

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