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)
SSMS Tip #3: Easily Access/Research ALL Unicode Characters (Yes, Including Emojis 😸)
Learn how to get a list of all Unicode characters to copy and paste, or use in queries / web pages / programs, or search by value, etc.
Uppercase All String Columns (and in a Single Query!)
Differences Between the Various Binary Collations (Cultures, Versions, and BIN vs BIN2)
Come explore the actual differences between the seemingly not-so-different binary collations...
What Does the Undocumented UNCOMPRESS Function Do?
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! Beware of Unintended Changes When Altering Columns!
Native UTF-8 Support in SQL Server 2019: Savior or False Prophet?
Changing the Collation of the SQL Server Instance, the Databases, and All Columns in All User Databases: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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.