Vamshidhar Kommineni

November 21, 2006

SysInternals TechCenter

Filed under: Microsoft — Vamshi @ 12:09 am

Microsoft’s acquisition of SysInternals and Mark Russinovich with the company is old news. A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft started hosting a section for SysInternals on TechNet. It is a good launch point for people who want to learn about their tools and use them.

Process Explorer and the new Process Monitor (replacement for RegMon and FileMon) are absolutely vital tools in some form or another for all developers who program for Windows.

As a side note, the single most vital tool (in my opinion, you can disagree and choose VS :) is Windbg/cdb/kd, the debugging tools package produced by Microsoft. Some great engineers (Drew Bliss, Andre Vachon, Pat Styles and a few others) have worked on the debugger over the last few years and transformed it from an unusable mess (or so I’m told, I never used the old debuggers) into a truly great debugger.

Some other resources for SysInternals:

Mark Russinovich Blog – Updated infrequently but always has great, useful and detailed posts.

SysInternals Blog – Launched along with the TechNet site

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