SQL Server Internals - Stored Values on Disk

In this session, we will explore how SQL Server actually stored the data behind the scene. We will read SQL Server data file directly using simple binary editor (notepad++), and we will explore the structure of several data types.

 
 
 
 
 
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Databases
4/28/2017
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Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 Yes
Windows Server 2003 Yes
Windows Server 2016 No
Windows 8 Yes
Windows 7 Yes
Windows Vista Yes
Windows XP Yes
Windows 2000 Yes
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