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    SQL Server Checklist

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    Every once in a while, a process gets too complex for humans to manage consistently. For example, when Boeing’s B-17 (the “flying fortress”) was first being evaluated, it crashed during initial tests due to pilot error. The consensus became that it “was...
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    Four Myths about SQL Server’s CLR Engine

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    1. There is an inherent overhead in calling CLR functions Not so. Try creating a T-SQL function and a CLR function that both do absolutely nothing other than return the value 0. When called in a loop, you will find that the CLR function executes substantially...
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    Cryptography in SQL Server

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    What started as another blog post turned into an official SQL Server White Paper. If you are interested, you can find it here .
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