With Windows Server 2003 development coming to a close earlier this year, Paul Thurrott had the chance to sit down with Brian Valentine, Senior Vice President of the Windows team at Microsoft, and discuss the company’s most complex and customer-driven Windows Server version ever.Valentine, a humorous but hard-hitting individual, is responsible for virtually everything at Microsoft with the Windows name on it, as he says, and he reports directly to Group Vice President Jim Allchin. Another interview, with a Windows Server 2003 security person this time, over at eWeek.
Brian Valentine talks Windows Server 2003
2003-04-16 Windows 3 Comments
> Will large parts of future Windows versions be rewritten
> in managed code, or is it just going to be added for new
> The long term goal is that the majority of Windows will be
> managed code when that makes sense. So device drivers and
> kernel code won’t be rewritten in managed code, but
> anything above that will be, including the shell,
> services, and any applets that come as part of windows.
> Long term it should all be managed code.
Internet Explorer running on Mono/Linux?
I’d expect a few little tricks from Microsoft akin to those from the Windows 3.1 days when they created error messages whenever it was run on top of PC-Dos
What’s to stop them from having a call to detect the underlying operating system and have the program die on purpose?
First of all, could someone get this guy some real shirt instead of the “freebee” stupid give-away MS golf clone he’s sporting in that picture? He’s a friggin’ exec!
>>My history and passion has revolved around
>>managing complex software projects. How do you
>>build a complete environment? I tell the Windows
>>group, it’s not just a product, it’s a lifestyle.
Puke. What does this have to do with the real meat involved in designing complex networking operating systems.
>>The way I look at it, we build software on a
>>level that’s never happened before in history.
Just cause you can say it doesn’t mean squat. What the heck does this mean anyway? Anyone in the arts, programming, etc, are doing things on a level that’s never happened before in their own minds. Next….