SQL Server 2019 Preview

Earlier this week, we announced SQL Server 2019 Public Preview at Microsoft Ignite. All the features that you see in the “What’s New” page are new capabilities that shipped with the CTP 2.0 release. Some of the key changes that people normally wouldn’t associate with SQL Server was the introduction of big data clusters which…


Developer’s Choice: Hinting Query Execution model

Over the years you have read a number of blogs advocating for or against trace flags that influence SQL Server’s query execution model. You can see a number of query execution related trace flags are documented at http://aka.ms/traceflags. However, trace flags are deemed a hacky way of influencing SQL Server’s behaviors – they’re named trace…


SQL Server on Linux: ADAuth issues 1: Issues with joining a VM to a domain

AD authentication is a popular mechanism for login and user authentication. It works very well in many scenarios, especially for enterprise applications. AD authentication is a supported scenario on SQL Server on Linux. Configuring the Linux VM to join with Active Directory (AD) can be a little tricky at sometimes though, especially in a complex…