SQL Server 2016 SP2 Cumulative Update #14 is available, with 18 enhancements. The build number is 13.0.5830.85.
My daughter surprised me with a question about work last week, and I answered her by invoking Taylor Swift.
SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update #6 is available, with 51 enhancements. The build number is 15.0.4053.23.
Find out about the replacement I wrote for the undocumented, unsupported, and ill-advised system procedure, sp_MSforeachdb.
A quick update on some maintenance I performed on the site over the weekend.
Updated in 2020 with a few new entries, this is a fairly comprehensive list of the reasons behind various 18456 error messages.
For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Kerry Tyler asks us to talk about something that went wrong. I had plenty to choose from, and went way back to ~2002 for this short story.
SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update #21 is available, with 35 enhancements. The build number is 14.0.3335.7.
Encourage PASS to show they are a diverse and inclusive community.
SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update #5 is available, with 86 enhancements. The build number is 15.0.4043.16.
See two ways you can make the relevant data in the system_health session last longer and not get drowned out by noise.
For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, let's talk about something you're more likely to hear from a carpenter: Measure twice, cut once.
See how to work around some of the blockers for replacing legacy UDFs with STRING_SPLIT.
SQL Server 2016 SP2 Cumulative Update #13 is available, with 29 enhancements. The build number is 13.0.5820.21.
Access the system_health file target without tedious string parsing gymnastics.
This series shows how I determine the amount of data distributed across indexes, files, filegroups, and partitions.
Dig into an intermittent stack dump involving an aggregate query against a heap with a LOB column.
Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2019, SQL Server 2017, and SQL Server 2016 SP2 have been pushed back a month or more due to our current health crisis.
Discover some undocumented or unsupported behavior you might not even realize you're relying on.
An index of over a decade's worth of posts and videos involving bad habits and best practices in SQL Server.
See a quick T-SQL script for determining how often Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday.