Monthly Archives: August 2019

Always Check on the Basics

I’ve been working with SQL Server for a long time, and one of the things I’ve learned is to not assume others view the platform and its administration needs in the same way that I do. I have usually started … Continue reading

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Do You Deal with UTF-8?

Microsoft is adding UTF-8 support in Azure SQL Database, and it will be coming in SQL Server 2019. If you don’t know what this is, perhaps you want to read a bit about it, as it can save space if … Continue reading

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SQL in the City Streamed Next Week

I’m off to the UK this weekend, for a few commitments next week. One of those is SQL in the City Streamed, which is taking place on Wednesday September 4, 2019. This is a special broadcast, with some technical content, … Continue reading

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Technology has brought some challenges to travel. There is the bomb threat, of which I have no way to gauge how much of a potential problem this is on a daily basis. Certainly security at airports has changed over the … Continue reading

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