SQL Server

What Is the SQL Server CEIP Service?

The CEIP Service is the Customer Experience Improvement Program that sends telemetry data back to Microsoft. When you install Microsoft SQL Server, the CEIP Service is installed too. You can’t disable it during installation: it shows up in your services list whether you want it or not. You know it’s high quality when they can’t…
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SQL Server 2019 is out…now.

After just one release candidate, Microsoft has decided it’s ready to go, apparently! Well, kinda: the official build in the release notes is 15.0.2000.5, and there’s already a “servicing update” to 15.0.2070.41. I’m not sure I wanna know what’s going on there. Anyhoo, SQL Server 2019 is available for download now. This also means it’s…
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Data Driven Podcast

Podcast: Data Driven Inteview w/Me

I had the pleasure yesterday of spending an hour chatting with Andy Leonard and Frank La Vigne for the Data Driven podcast. Some of the questions they asked me include: How did you find your way into data? What’s your favorite part of your current gig? Complete this sentence: when I’m not working, I enjoy…
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Brent Reading Book

Poll: what’s in your development database?

When the developers at your company are working on building an app, where do they work? Production, a development database restored from production, or a development database with made-up contents? One-question poll, and you can watch the live results. I’ll post the results and my thoughts on Friday. I know what I see regularly out…
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