I know this is going to come as a stunning shock to you, dear reader, so you may want to be sitting down.
SQL Server isn’t perfect.
It’s okay. Deep, calming breaths. We’re going to get through this together, and here’s how:
- Go to Connect.Microsoft.com, the place where we file bug reports and enhancement requests
- Use the Search to search for your favorite commands, or keywords like error or incorrect results
- Realize that the search function is incredibad, and instead switch to using Google to search for terms or bugs marked as won’t fix
- Find the most interesting bug or enhancement request (and it can be your own), and write a blog post about it (including a link to the Connect item so that folks who agree with you can upvote the item)
The Connect item doesn’t have to have anything to do with T-SQL – it could be about the engine, SSRS, R, the installer, whatever. Now, more than ever, Microsoft has started to respond to Connect requests and get ’em fixed not just in upcoming versions of SQL Server, but even in cumulative updates for existing versions.
It’s an incredible rush of a feeling when you see that Microsoft closes one of your favorite bugs as fixed. It’s happening fast these days – and I want you to enjoy that feeling too. So it’s time to get to know Connect!
The T-SQL Tuesday Rules
It wouldn’t be a database event without rules, right? Here’s a quick summary of the T-SQL Tuesday Rules:
Publish your blog post on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The post needs to include the T-SQL Tuesday logo at right, and a link to this invitation post. If you tweet the post, include #tsql2sday.
Let me know about the post – either include a link from your post back to this one (which will automatically add a trackback ping), or come back here and leave a comment on this post. I’ll assemble a recap of everybody’s favorite Connect items along with links to your blog, and on the following Tuesday, January 17th, brace yourself for a rush of traffic as our readers become your readers.
Want to host your own T-SQL Tuesday? Email Adam Machanic at amachanic at gmail dot com and volunteer. The 2017 calendar is wide open, and it’s a great way to bring new readers to your blog.