SSMS: Prevent Copy and Paste of Text in “Messages” tab (Cruel Joke #2)

An invisible character is all it takes to have a little fun 🙃

Presenting at “Data Architecture Day” this Saturday (May 16th) at 4:10 PM EDT

Presenting about Module Signing at "Data Architecture Day" this Saturday (May 16th) at 4:10 PM EDT

sys.xp_delete_files and ‘allow filesystem enumeration’: two new undocumented items in SQL Server 2019

sys.xp_delete_files and 'allow filesystem enumeration': two new undocumented items in SQL Server 2019

Actual Difference Between EXISTS(SELECT 1 …), EXISTS(SELECT * …), and EXISTS(SELECT column …)

Is EXISTS(SELECT 1 ...) better than EXISTS(SELECT * ...)? Who would know better than SQL Server?

How Many Bytes Per Character in SQL Server: a Completely Complete Guide

A Completely Complete Guide to how many bytes are used to represent characters in the T-SQL string datatypes

Feature Restrictions in SQL Server 2019 are Worse Than Useless: a False Sense of Security And Wasted Opportunity (Msg 16305, Msg 16309, VA1145)

A misguided attempt to improve security that not only increases the chances of SQL Injection, but also prevented useful changes from being made.

Unicode Escape Sequences Across Various Languages and Platforms (including Supplementary Characters)

Unicode escape sequences across various languages and platforms (including Supplementary Characters), with working examples

Specific String Pattern Magically Hidden From Step Output in SQL Agent History

Specific String Pattern Magically Hidden From Step Output in SQL Agent History. Who Knew?

Maximum Number of Rows for the Table Value Constructor

What is the maximum number of rows for the Table Value Constructor? And, do different uses of it behave differently?

Error -2068643839 / 1602 Installing msoledbsql.msi, msodbcsql.msi, and sqlncli.msi for SQL Server 2019 (CTP or RTM)

Installing SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.5 fails with almost no useful info. Searching on code or message finds nothing. This post fixes that 😎