Microsoft Purchases Winternals

In a very interesting twist Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Winternals and Sysinternals. This is really interesting news and I am glad to see Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell getting to have more of an impact on the Windows product.

Comments (5)

  1. Mike Luxford says:


    On a unrelated note: will you be at TechEd NZ again this year? Hoping to see you (and drag others) so I can convince more staff 🙂

  2. Yes, but the event is sold out! NZ is likely the second biggest TechEd this year (not counting the now-renamed TechEd-ITForum in Europe). I think it is even bigger than the one on the West Island!!!

  3. Porter Langley says:

    This is a big win for Microsoft.  These two are extremley talented, and I can’t wait to see some of their tools built in to future products.

  4. Dewi Morgan says:

    Great news for those involved, lousy news for those of us who use their products.

    Not because the products will be worse: I’m sure they won’t.

    Rather, because I don’t anticipate MS caring about whether future versions will run on anything other than XP or Vista.

    This is a shame, because I find the vast majority of system recovery tasks are carried out on older systems.