Microsoft Buys Winternals and Sysinternals

Microsoft announced on July 18 that it has purchased for an undisclosed sum Winternals Software, a privately held company that provides security, recovery and management tools for Windows. As part of the deal, Microsoft also gets the two Winternals founders, Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell. Russinovich becomes a technical fellow (one of about 15 or so throughout all of Microsoft), and will be part of the Platforms and Services division. Cogswell will join the Windows Component Platform team as a software architect. Microsoft’s plan is to integrate Winternals various products and technologies into existing Microsoft products (not just Windows, either).

Now these are some stunning news. Microsoft bought a big know-how company in this case. Marc Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell are big names in the Windows scene for a long time already. They developed worldwide known tools like TCPView, Regmon, Filemon and many others.

Pretty good deal for Microsoft if you ask me.


#1 Holmes on 07.19.06 at 10:24 am

“Hey, we need some security and management stuff integrated in Windows and some other products.”
“Oh, yea. Sure. Got an idea?”
“Well, I thought about buying some outstanding software developer…”

Next Microsoft is going to buy god, for reconstructuring the whole fucking earth!

#2 Learning .NET on 07.25.06 at 9:59 pm

ASP.NET Membership API: Getting the UserId of a user…

I got this from Andreas Kraus’s Blog; I needed to know how to access the UserId of a user in the ASP.NET……

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