x64 PRIMER: Everything You Need to Know to Start Programming 64-Bit Windows Systems
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Overview: One of the contentment of working on the bleeding edge of Windows is pushing around in a new technology to see how it works. The nice thing about Win64 and the x64 CPU architecture is that they are different enough from their predecessors to be interesting, while not requiring a huge learning curve. A good working knowledge of the OS and CPU is invaluable. In this white paper, the author boils down experiences with Win64 and the x64 architecture to the essentials that a hotshot Win32 programmer requires for the move to x64.