The introduction of 64-bit capabilities for x86 architecture (referred to as x64) and the growing availability of hardware and software for this architecture, have ushered in a new era of 64-bit computing. In this essential guide, you'll learn about running SQL Server on the 64-bit platform. First, you'll learn how the 64-bit platform addresses the limitations of the 32-bit architecture. Next, you'll learn about some of the ways SQL Server and Analysis Services benefit from the move to the 64-bit platform.