An in-depth analysis of the new native UTF-8 support in SQL Server 2019.
(last updated: 2020-01-09 @ 13:15 EST / 2020-01-09 @ 18:15 UTC ) With the additional (and annoying) configuration step required to get SQLCLR Assemblies to load starting in SQL Server 2017, some people have been wondering what is going on with SQLCLR. Considering that this new restriction is the only real change to SQLCLR since… Continue reading SQLCLR vs SQL Server 2017, Part 8: Is SQLCLR Deprecated in Favor of Python or R (sp_execute_external_script)?
Need to change the collation at ALL levels? Prefer to avoid reloading all objects and data? Learn what the "sqlservr -q" option does, and doesn't, do.
(last updated: 2020-07-05 @ 12:45 EST / 2020-07-05 @ 16:45 UTC ) Occasionally I want / need to change a Windows setting that is not configurable via Control Panel or Settings. For example: Enabling long-path support (long = paths over 259 characters) Disabling all Live Tiles The instructions usually require using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).… Continue reading Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) on Windows 10 Home Edition
If you have ever used SET CONTEXT_INFO to store a simple value, you probably ran into this frustrating behavior 🙀
Come see how easy it truly is to "grant" high-level permissions in the safest, most granular, most controllable way.