Monthly Archive: March 2008

Is SQL Server "keeping up" with MySQL?

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...

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

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...

Increased limits for columns / indexes / statistics

Increased limits for columns / indexes / statistics

I am still on the fence about whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.  However, in the next build of SQL Server 2008 you will be able to get your hands...