Is SQL Server "keeping up" with MySQL?

I read a comment in a Connect suggestion today that implied that implementing their suggestion would allow SQL Server to "keep up with MySql."  Regardless of the actual suggestion, that made me laugh out loud… and since I was on the train, that got me some weird looks. The actual […]

Which to use: "<>" or "!="?

For some, the answer is easy.  Since Tibor reminded me several months ago that <> == standard and != <> standard (and yes, I used that notation on purpose), I have been making a conscious effort to use only <> going forward.  Similarly, I have tried to avoid GETDATE() in […]