Chapter Overview

Chapter 2: Windows Architectural Overview

In this chapter, we'll talk about how Windows works from an architectural standpoint. We'll discuss the various components of Windows and how Windows applications are constructed. You'll learn about DLLs, virtual memory, CPU nuances, and a variety of other Windows elements that affect how complex Windows applications such as SQL Server behave.

Chapter 3: Processes and Threads

This chapter covers Windows' process and threading architecture. You'll learn what a process is, how it differs from a thread, and how SQL Server behaves itself as a process. You'll learn about Windows' scheduler and how threads are scheduled for execution, and you'll explore thread synchronization in depth. You'll ...

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