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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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No matter how advanced or automated technology gets, organisations – and as we shall see taxi passengers – need to be able to describe their journey before they set off. Otherwise they risk delays communicating where they’re starting from or ending up in the wrong place. I’m by the fountain! This week I’m working in… Read more »

Sunday, May 8, 2016
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When I was at SQL Bits this week someone was asking me about SQL Server 2016’s new stretch database features. The attendee in question was asking about backing up and restoring the production database for development purposes. In their case the development team like to work with up-to-date production data. The question was: “If I… Read more »

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Introduction The SQL Server integer data type takes four bytes of storage and can store a maximum value of 2,147,483,647 (2^31 – 1). This is commonly used as the data type for columns with an identity property. Unfortunately, what is also common, is the maximum column value ticks up until you start to get that… Read more »


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