An in-depth analysis of the new native UTF-8 support in SQL Server 2019.
Demystifying What "sqlservr -q" Actually Does (last updated: 2019-01-07 @ 02:25 EST / 2019-01-07 @ 07:45 UTC ) For various reasons, people sometimes find themselves in the unfortunate (and unenviable) situation of having an Instance of SQL Server configured with the wrong Collation. This can often lead to unexpected errors and/or sorting and comparison behavior.… Continue reading Changing the Collation of the Instance, the Databases, and All Columns in All User Databases: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
The investigation into valid T-SQL identifier characters continues. Apparently I was not done.
Come see the complete set of rules governing how you name things in SQL Server
SQL Server 2017 adds 68 new Collations, but none end with "_SC". This seems to be due to Supplementary Characters being supported by default (which is great 😺).