Jeff has managed to get 5 minutes of his day back to put up an announcement around WSV security.

An important heads up about Black Hat next week in Las Vegas. For those of you who don’t know what Black Hat is, Black Hat bills itself as a security convention that puts you face to face with people on the cutting edge of network security. Microsoft is an active sponsor in this event and we’re sending one of our lead security developers in the Windows kernel, Brandon Baker, to Black Hat to discuss on Windows Server virtualization security.

The abstract to Brandon’s presentation is here: http://blackhat.com/html/bh-usa-07/bh-usa-07-speakers.html#Baker and in summary, Brandon will discuss:

· Windows Server virtualization and Windows Server 2008 architecture and components

· How Windows Server virtualization virtualizes the CPU and enforces virtual machine isolation

· Best practices for Windows Server virtualization deployment

· Hardware futures [e.g., TXP from Intel, SVM from AMD, IOMMU]

· And more…