We recently interviewed Adrian Marinescu, lead developer on the Windows Kernel team focusing on the Heap Manager and associated technologies. The Heap Manager plays a big role in shaping system performance and security. (Heap mechanisms have been targets
of several security attacks in the past by savvy, highly-skilled hackers.)
Vista promises to provide a heap management infrastructure that will be very hard for expert hackers to exploit and Adrian, the main developer of this system, explains how the heap has been improved in Vista and why it will help make Vista both more performant and secure.
We've had Adrian on before when he worked on the Windows Object Manager.
Don't know what the Windows Heap is? Well, watch and learn.