Mark’s Blog: Pushing the Limits of Windows: Handles: Mark’s latest post in his Pushing the Limits of Windows series goes inside the limits that affect handle usage. He explains the role of handles, describes how the system manages them, and shows you how to identify and debug handle leaks.

 

Mark Talks About Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 at Intel Developer Forum: Mark gave a joint presentation with Shiv Kaushik, an Intel Fellow, at IDF in San Francisco on how Microsoft and Intel collaborated during the development process to make sure that Windows takes advantage of new Intel processor features and enhancements.

 

LiveKd v3.1: This update to LiveKd, a tool that enables you to perform local kernel debugging using the Windbg tool, adds support for systems with more than 4GB of RAM and now works on x64 systems even when they aren’t booted in debugging mode.

 

BgInfo v4.16: Bginfo now correctly reports Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

ProcDump v1.6: This minor update sets the thread context in a dump file to the thread that trips the CPU threshold so that it’s stack can be viewed simply by entering a stack dump command.

 

Autoruns v9.55: A bug that prevented some 64-bit entries from being disabled is addressed in this update.