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SQL Server vNext

We now know when the next version of SQL Server is coming. At Ignite last week, Microsoft announced SQL Server 2022, which comes nearly 3 years after the last version, SQL Server 2019. Apparently, the pandemic’s effects include delays in … Continue reading

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The Last SQL Server Service Pack

I wrote The Last Service Pack a few years ago, thinking that SQL Server 2016 SP2 might end all large updates. At the time, Microsoft was moving to a Cumulative Update process, with the aim of releasing small patches for … Continue reading

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Hopes for vNext

It’s been quite some time since the last version of SQL Server was released. SQL Server 2019, v15, came out on Nov 4, 2019. Since then we’ve gotten 10 CUs, but no new version in 18 months. The pandemic likely … Continue reading

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Creating a Symmetric Key–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is a series on working with the various encryption technologies in SQL Server. One of the encryption technologies … Continue reading

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