Got Cores? Get the Core Info Utility

Check-out the new SysInternals utility, CoreInfo, for discovery of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) nodes, processor-groups, sockets, cache and processor configuration information on Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Learn more about this technology at MSDN Code Gallery.

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Managed Service Accounts, Background Services, and Instrumentation

The modern challenges of implementing efficient Windows Services or background processes include performance, power efficiency, and security.  Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces a number of new platform features for systems and application developers including trigger-started services, local and domain "auto-managed" service accounts, service requested security privileges, scheduled task conditions, Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) integration,…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SDK Available

The RTM release of the Windows SDK supporting Windows 7 is available on the Microsoft download center via Web setup and ISO.   It’s also available to MSDN Subscribers. One caveat is that the 64 bit versions of the ISO download are not available yet but will be very soon. For now, the workaround is to…

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