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SQL Server 2019 on Apple Silicon redux: it actually works

Last month I wrote a blog post suggesting that it was not possible to get SQL Server 2019 running on Apple Silicon. I hedged my statement by saying you could get Azure SQL Database Edge running in a Docker container instead, but at the time I could not get SQL Server itself to work at
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An egg in a carton with a sad face

You can’t run SQL Server on Apple Silicon, and it sucks

Prior to 2017, the only way to get SQL Server running on a Mac was through a virtual machine running some version of Windows that supported some version of SQL Server. Then SQL Server 2017 — and later SQL Server 2019 — were made available as Docker images, thanks to the newly-introduced Linux support in
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Visual Studio for Mac

Repair Visual Studio for Mac: Extension node not found in path

A few months ago I ran into a problem after updating Visual Studio for Mac, where it would not start. The actual error message (which I retrieved from a log file) said: Extension node not found in path: /MonoDevelop/Core/WebCredentialProviders Knowing what I know about complex software, it was unlikely that reinstalling Visual Studio would do
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All Mac users should do this immediately

This post is a public service announcement for all users of macOS High Sierra (10.13). (Note: Apple has already released a fix, but if you do not have automatic updates enabled, this may still affect you.) If you didn’t hear about it already, a major security flaw was discovered last week in how the root
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Introducing Azure Data Studio

(Last edited on 9 January 2020) Note: This was originally written for the book SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out, but did not meet the publishing deadline. A revised version is now included in the book SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out, but because I wrote both sections, there’s no plagiarism happening here. A new
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