Good morning, everyone, from NYC (after O’Reilly’s TOC conference). This just in from David Solomon, one of the authors of Windows Internals, Fifth Edition.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Our 2010 class schedule is posted. We have three deliveries of our 5-day Windows OS internals class planned:

London: April 12-16

New York City: May 3-7

San Francisco: November 8-12

If you like Sysinternals, the book Windows Internals, or want to learn more about Windows OS internals, then you'll want to attend one of these classes. Aimed at developers and IT Professionals, you'll peer into the internals of the Windows operating system kernel (both 32-bit and 64-bit) and related core mechanisms such as memory management, thread scheduling, interrupt processing, time accounting, and crash dump analysis. Learn how to to dig into the system with advanced troubleshooting tools, such as the Kernel Debugger and key tools from Sysinternals such as Process Explorer and Process Monitor.

Here is the full course description, and here are some comments from individuals who have taken the course:

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Acclaimed author and Windows Server expert Mark Minasi said after attending: "Administrators have to constantly answer questions like 'what IS that program in Task Manager, where did it come from and can I get rid of it safely?' or 'why is my computer so slow?' or an old favorite, 'how large should my pagefile be?' I got the answers to those questions and am putting what I've learned to work immediately. My head was stuffed by the time that I left, chock-full of useful things. Rarely does a minute go by that you don't either get a better understanding of some part of Windows, or pick up a tip about how to make some part of the system better. In my experience, the best seminars all leave you delighted and wishing for more, and yours did... "

Edwin van Mierlo, Senior Engineer at a Fortune 500 company, said this after the September 2005 seminar in San Francisco: "I must say that from all courses/seminars I have been to in my professional career, this is now the absolute number one, in regards to content, format, pace, and technology depth. I for sure will be applying these techniques to my daily routine and it already changed the way I troubleshoot some of the problems which I am facing daily."

One Microsoft employee said: "I didn't know it was possible for any one person to know this much about NT. This was the best training course I've ever taken. It really opened my eyes to what NT actually does. This is a must for any serious NT engineer."

Here's a sampling of other positive comments provided by students that attended past seminars:

  • "I wish I had taken this years ago"
  • "The information given in this class should be required for all Windows engineers/administrators."
  • "The seminar was more worthwhile overall than all other seminars I've taken to date."
  • "Every Microsoft consultant should take this course." (by a Microsoft employee)
  • "This course holds the key to understanding Windows."
  • "After my MCSE studies I thought I knew Windows. The tools and insights I have gained will save me countless hours running my network and troubleshooting. I can't wait to get back and tackle some of those annoying 'why did it do that?' problems."
  • "Should be required training for anyone responsible for Windows software development, administration, or design."

We also have another 2-day webinar (virtual class) on April 26 & 28.

To register or for more details, visit http://www.solsem.com/register.html.