Feature Restrictions in SQL Server 2019 are Worse Than Useless: a False Sense of Security And Wasted Opportunity

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

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 😎