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Security Updates for SQL Server Jan 2021–CVE-2021-1636

There was a security bulletin (CVE-2021-1636) for SQL Server, an elevation of Privilege vulnerability that could be exploited when an Extended Event session is running. SQL Server has released a number of patches. You can see them on the Release … Continue reading

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The Pace of Data Platform Change

I was watching Vicky Harp in the 2020 October GroupBy conference recently talking about her challenges of working with the SQL Server platform as it’s grown. It’s a good keynote, with Vicky noting that she started with SQL Server 2000 … Continue reading

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SQL Server Phone Home

A few versions ago Microsoft added the Customer Experience Improvement Service to the SQL Server platform. This is the CEIP service, and it comes with SQL Server. It is designed to get telemetry from your operation of a SQL Server … Continue reading

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Compatibility Level Confidence

SQL Server databases have had a compatibility level in them for a long time. This is a number that essentially corresponds to a version. We had 70 for version 7.0, and then we went to 80 for SQL Server 2000, … Continue reading

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