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Using the Xero OAuth 2.0 API from a .NET Core console application

This is not a post about SQL Server, but I need to write about something that I’ve been struggling with for a number of weeks so that other people don’t have to. A few months ago Xero announced that they would be moving their API authentication mechanism to OAuth 2.0. This is good news for
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The easy way to handle UTF-8 in a .NET application when dealing with SQL Server 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 behaviour with UTF-8 collation and data types. To refresh our memories, UTF-8 is newly supported in SQL Server 2019, and provides potential savings of up to 50% when storing strings,
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