MSDN Webcast: BenkoTips Live and on Demand: Windows 7 Background Services (Level 200)
Services and background processes have an influence on the overall performance of a computer and the performance of the applications running on the computer. If one cuts down on the number of services that are running at a given time, one reduces the power consumption and increase the stability of the system, while improving system responsiveness. The attendee of this webcast learns how the Windows 7 Service Control Manager has been extended so that a service can be started and stopped automatically when a specific system event, or trigger, occurs on the system. Find out how trigger-start capabilities remove the need for services to start up automatically at computer startup and then poll or wait for an event to occur.