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Very Hot Patches

“At best it would crash” is not a phrase I’d like to have to use as a data professional. That’s a quote from an article that the Azure team wrote about hot patching SQL Server. While this sounds very scary, … Continue reading

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Fantasy SQL Server

This past week was the 118th T-SQL Tuesday (hosted by Kevin Chant) and it was a great one. Lots of people participated, with some really interesting entries. Kevin asked people to post their fantast T-SQL (or SQL Server) feature that … 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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Evergreen SQL

Colorado is a beautiful state, one that my family and I have enjoyed many times. We like the summer and winter outdoors, including lots of days skiing. We have plenty of trees on the slopes, which is both great to … Continue reading

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