WinHEC, TechEd and MSDRT

I love speaking at conferences. They provide great opportunities to share information, meet interesting people, hear the concerns and desires of people out in the real world, and see things from a different perspective. I’ve actually been remiss posting all my public appearances on Sysinternals. Some of my recent appearances included Microsoft’s TechReady conference in February, CanSecWest in Vancouver a few weeks ago and EUSecWest in London on March 2.

My next appearance will be my first keynote at a Microsoft conference, which is very exciting for me. It’s at the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) on May 15 and 16 in Los Angeles. Mine is one of several keynotes that include Bill Gates and Craig Mundie presenting on the first day and me on the second day. My talk, Windows Server Platform Internals, is more technical than your average keynote and is a bit of an experiment for the conference. The session will be a lot of fun with a bunch of demos, but because I only have an hour it will also be challenging because I have over three hours of material from which I have to pull highlights to fit.

I’m also speaking again at TechEd US in Orlando. The conference is the week of June 4, but my four sessions are all on the last two days.

Finally, if you happened to miss it, check out my first Channel 9 interview, where I talk about life at Microsoft, how Sysinternals got started, Windows Vista and UAC.

Speaking of how Sysinternals got started, the Winternals Administrator’s Pak, with ERD Commander at the core, has debuted in its Microsoft form as the Microsoft Diagnostics and Repair Toolkit (unfortunately, my technical position gives me no influence over product names). The toolkit is included in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), which is available for purchase through Microsoft’s Software Assurance program, and you can download the 30-day trial version from the Microsoft download center.

I hope to see you at one of my sessions!


Comments (9)
  1. Anonymous says:

    If you are an SA customer you will find via Microsoft’s Licensing site an updated Microsoft Desktop Optimization

  2. Thanks for the feedback, Aniv!

  3. Byron Todd says:

    "… Microsoft Diagnostics and Repair Toolkit (unfortunately, my technical position gives me no influence over product names)."

    Ouch!  The PR might as well have been "We are now offering MS DIRT – DIagnostics and Repair Toolkit.."

    I’m actually surprised that someone didn’t see that acronym and come up with a better one ("MOM" is still one of the best ever…).

  4. TimH says:

    Is the repair toolkit available as a free download? Or do HAVE to pay for it?

  5. George Janczuk says:

    Actually, I thought the acronym would be:

    MS-DART (if you include the ‘and’)

    doesn’t sound that bad.

  6. Phil says:

    Try installing the 30 day version without admin rights… this will end up on the daily WTF…..

  7. DamnedFreak says:

    Wow, what a life, I’ll would like to travel around also! 😀

  8. Chris says:

    Why are only SA customers able to obtain the full version?

  9. Aniv Das says:

    I attended your session at Tech Ed yesterday and all I can say is you are awesome & almost G0Dlike. The Best Speaker of the conference award  should be probably shared by you and Laura Chappell 🙂 I think I will let you keep it as Laura didnt give me the funny icmp shark fin tshirt 😛

    You made my trip worth it. More power to you 😀



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