Monthly Archives: September 2018

An Open Thank You to the Microsoft SQL Server Team

Thank you, Microsoft SQL Server Development team. I really am happy with your work. I was going through emails and noticed the someone had posted a surprise in the SQL Server 2019 CTP. The post was slightly cryptic, but since … Continue reading

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The Uninteresting But Necessary Work

There has been a rising tide of data legislation in the last few years that asks for organizations, especially private companies, to better protect their data. The GDPR is one of the most well known, taking effect with regards to … Continue reading

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No More Mysterious Truncation

If you read the Microsoft White Paper on SQL Server 2019, there’s a gem buried on page 17. It mentions a trace flag, which some of you might appreciate. Here’s a little repro:   As you can see, the plee … Continue reading

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Practical Refactoring

Today I hosted a webinar with Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim) and we had a fantastic discussion. I was slightly star struck since I’ve been reading his work and quoting him for years in talks about Database DevOps. It feels like I … Continue reading

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