It’s me again with my apparently semi-annual blog post. This time we’re going to talk about which version of SQL Server you should be on,… Read More »You should be running on SQL Server 2022
SQL Server 2019
My co-authors and I recently wrapped up the book SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out, which should be hitting the shelves in the next week… Read More »Deprecated and discontinued features in SQL Server
SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out was the first technical book I contributed to, and all its authors were very happy with how it turned… Read More »Did you know we have another SQL Server book coming out?
In my home lab I have an Ubuntu virtual machine that runs both SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019 in Docker containers.
After SQL Server 2019 Release Candidate 1 was released, when I performed my usual migration to get the latest version, I noticed that the command line for the SQL Server instance was different.
sudo docker ps -a --no-trunc to see the full command, which is emulated below (note: this output is heavily abbreviated).
In 2016 I created the Max Server Memory Matrix as a guide for configuring the maximum amount of memory that should be assigned to SQL Server,… Read More »Better SQL Server memory defaults in 2019
A short post this week. On a mailing list recently, someone noticed that a .NET application writing to SQL Server did not have the expected… Read More »The easy way to handle UTF-8 in a .NET application when dealing with SQL Server 2019
Here’s an interesting story for you this week. As part of the new Intelligent Query Processing improvements introduced in the upcoming SQL Server 2019, we… Read More »The case of scalar UDF inlining, where context is everything
As I mentioned last month, I will be speaking at SQL Saturday in Edmonton Alberta next weekend. I have been selected to speak for three… Read More »SQL Saturday 840 in Edmonton next weekend
Edit from 19 March 2020: Since the release of CU 3, SQL Server 2019 is officially supported on Ubuntu 18.04, per this blog post. Original… Read More »Does SQL Server 2019 run on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?
Last time we looked at the four major components of a computer system, and then looked at the SQL Server buffer pool as a way… Read More »When the buffer pool isn’t just in memory