Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Windows%C2%AE-Internals-Including-Windows-PRO-Developer/dp/0735625301/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245173117&sr=1-1 Yep, the day has come! The book is now available for order (rather than pre-order).
And here’s a note from author David Solomon about the book’s release:
David here. Windows Internals 5th edition is finally out! Yes, this edition is later than we wanted, but updating this book to accurately reflect the many changes in the Windows kernel was a monumental effort of detailed investigations. The plethora of changes in the Vista and Server 2008 core and kernel components are reflected in the book’s unprecedented 29.5% growth: from 976 pages to a whopping 1264!
Key changes in the system include: proactive memory management (Superfetch™ and its related technologies), mandatory integrity controls (part of the infrastructure for User Account Control), Bitlocker full drive encryption, address space load randomization (ASLR), dynamic system address space, and support for virtualization (Hyper-V).
Work on the 6th edition, which will cover Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, is already underway. We hope to have it out in the first half of 2010. In the meantime, watch for an upcoming article in TechNet Magazine which will preview the kernel changes.