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Microsoft is doing a lot these days to tighten security in its software. This white paper enumerates the new features in Windows Vista that demonstrate this: http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/2/9/c2935f83-1a10-4e4a-a137-c1db829637f5/WindowsVistaSecurityWP.doc.

Alright, if you need to get down to the nitty gritty of Windows memory management like I have to right now, then you don't want to miss these four articles (one of which I posted earlier but will include here again for the sake of comprehensiveness and conveniance). The Virtual-Memory Manager in Windows NT: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... Managing Virtual Memory in Win32: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... ......

I'm currently working with a system that includes a shared memory manager written in C. This has forced me to brush up on some of the Windows programming concepts as well as learn a bunch of new ones. Alas, the Windows developer's world is extremely different from the web developer's. What is a buffer?http://en.wikipedia.... What is a pointer?http://en.wikipedia... What is a handler?http://en.wikipedia... ......

So it seems that pretty much everyone has decided to release some sort of AJAX framework. Microsoft: http://atlas.asp.net/ Sun: https://ajax.dev.java.net/ Adobe: http://labs.adobe.com/techn... Google: http://goog-ajaxslt.sourcef... Yahoo: http://developer.yahoo.com/... UPDATE (20 May 2006): There's more Oracle: http://www.oracle.com/techn... Google (a more comparable one this time): http://code.google.com/webt... Tibco: http://www.tibco.com/softwa... ......

A concise article that provides rich insight into multithreaded application programming with some references to available libraries in .NET: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/08/Concurrency/default.aspx


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