A Completely Complete Guide to how many bytes are used to represent characters in the T-SQL string datatypes
Unicode escape sequences across various languages and platforms (including Supplementary Characters), with working examples
Have you ever wanted to uppercase all string columns in a database? Probably not. But, this was still an interesting exercise 🙃
Come explore the actual differences between the seemingly not-so-different binary collations...
Ever notice how IntelliSense in SSMS lists functions that don't work or aren't documented? Here's documentation for one that works: UNCOMPRESS
Beware of big green dragons, er, well, of unexpected changes when changing a column's datatype. You might be unpleasantly surprised! 🙀 Beware!
An in-depth analysis of the new native UTF-8 support in SQL Server 2019.
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.
Come see the complete set of rules governing how you name things in SQL Server
Who will win "Who's Collation is it Anyway?" Database Collation is ahead, but Column Collation isn't about to give up.