#TSQL2sday Has AI Helped you with your SQL Server Job?

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by my friend and brother from another mother, Pinal Dave. My job title is Chief Data Engineer for Enterprise Data & Analytics and Enterprise Data & AI. So, “Has AI Helped you with your SQL Server Job?” In a word, yes. I can hear some of you thinking, … …
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SQL Feedback

Update: Erin Stellato [LinkedIn], program manager extraordinaire,¬† responded to my off-topic comment (that inspired this post): Thanks, Erin! If you would like to suggest or view other suggested changes to a Microsoft product or platform, head over to the page labeled Microsoft Azure | Share your Ideas. I have to warn you to not get …
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Install and Configure SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

This post is for people interested in setting up an instance of SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition for personal use. I caution those interested in configuring an instance of SQL Server 2019 for production purposes: You should not use Developer Edition because it’s not for production workloads, by design (and according to the EULA). In …
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Download SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

This post is for people interested in setting up an instance of SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition for personal use. If you are interested in configuring an instance of SQL Server 2019 for production purposes, you should not use Developer Edition – it’s not for production workloads, by design (and according to the EULA). SQL …
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One Way to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

In this series, I walk through one way to install and configure SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition. This series is not intended as guidance for production environments. This series is simply one way I install and configure SQL Server 2019 for my test and exploration environment. Download SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition Install and Configure …
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One Way to Create a Parquet File from SQL Server Data

Yesterday I was coding away, deep into using C# to decompress and parse Excel XML so I could read data from a specific worksheet in a workbook on a server without¬†Excel objects installed, when I saw the following on Twitter: For those of you who do not already know… I Don’t Switch Contexts Well I …
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