Welcome to Kishi’s Korner

by admin on March 31, 2006 05:00pm Welcome to Kishi’s Korner (for the record, I did not come up with this name.) I wanted to take a moment and use my first blog entry to introduce myself. My full name is Harvinderpal Singh Malhotra and somehow “Kishi” was chosen as a nickname for me when…


Why is it called Computer Science?

by admin on March 31, 2006 04:00pm I’ve often wondered why the principles of software and computing were called “Computer Science”. Science to me is the methodical and inspiring process of discovering the natural laws of things you don’t fully understand – unveiling mysteries about the environment, finding consistent patterns or isolating details you never…


Faces from the Collective: Shared memory anyone?

by admin on March 31, 2006 03:00pm Sam Ramji sits down with resident UNIX guru and Microsoft Architect Jason Zions to discuss the history of Windows and UNIX interoperability. Format: WMV Duration: 40:43 Updated: Download the transcript (PDF)


A Look Inside Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab (Part 1)

by admin on March 31, 2006 02:00pm Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab is an ambitious research project. Located on the company’s main campus, the lab houses more than 300 servers, which collectively run more than 15 versions of UNIX and 50 Linux distributions. It boasts a team of senior-level programmers and system administrators, some of…


Managing the Lab: SMS and our mixed environment

by admin on March 31, 2006 01:00pm Getting the Open Source Software Lab up and running presented a number of challenges – not the least of which was how we were going to manage fifty Linux distributions, fifteen versions of UNIX, and multiple Windows instances deployed across literally hundreds of physical and virtual servers.  This…


Who would have guessed?

by admin on March 31, 2006 06:59am Who would have guessed? A sincere thank you for all the excitement and feedback since we launched Port25 last week. We’ve had a tremendous response and the conversation has been lively to say the least. There have been hundreds of blog posts and hundreds of emails sent –…


Welcome to Port 25

by admin on March 28, 2006 06:00pm Roblimo from Slashdot warned me. Last Fall, I did an interview on Slashdot and put my email address at the end of the interview, following the statement that if “If you’d like to contact me directly, I can be reached at billhilf at microsoft dot com”  Roblimo told…


About Port 25

by jcannon on March 22, 2006 09:47pm Healthy and productive discussion only occurs when there are two parties listening & responding to each other – the principle element of all communication. This is the foundation that Port 25 is built on. And everything we do will be guided by a set of 10 hard and…