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T-SQL Tuesday #129 – Time Capsule

Introduction This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Tamara Clark. The subject is a #SQLCommunity time capsule. As Tamara describes it: “I want to build a time capsule, maybe we all escape to a new planet, maybe the earth just withers and dies, or maybe this is just an exercise in being positive. Tell me … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #129 – Time Capsule

Building an AMD Threadripper Workstation

Introduction Recently, I have had a number of requests for a new AMD Threadripper workstation build list. The 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper family is the current HEDT offering from AMD. If we discount the OEM-only Threadripper PRO SKUs, there are only three Threadripper SKUs to choose from. These three offerings absolutely dominate Intel’s current … Continue reading Building an AMD Threadripper Workstation

Presenting Hardware 301 for Oregon Data Community

Introduction On August 12, 2020, I will be presenting “Hardware 301: Evaluating and Choosing Database Hardware for SQL Server 2019” for the Oregon Data Community. This will be a special online meeting with five short presentations by five different speakers. Each presentation will be between 15 and 30 minutes long, and the meeting starts at … Continue reading Presenting Hardware 301 for Oregon Data Community

SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU14 Released

Introduction On August 6, 2020, Microsoft released SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU14, which is Build 13.0.5830.85. By my count, there are 16 public hot fixes in this cumulative update. This is about an average number of hotfixes for a SQL Server Cumulative Update. Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided that they are no longer going to have … Continue reading SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU14 Released

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