Update: the roundup post
Time to exercise those blogging fingers. It’s T-SQL Tuesday again! And this month’s T-SQL Tuesday is going to rock!
SQL Server 2016 is Out!
SQL Server 2016 went RTM this week and so naturally, we’re going to write about it. Here are a few writing prompts for you:
- Check out what’s new. Microsoft has written a lot about their new features. Thomas Larock has written a really nice landing page for those posts, SQL Server 2016: It Just Runs Faster – Thomas Larock. Look through those links. Do you feel optimistic about 2016? Or maybe a bit disappointed? Let us know either way
- Haven’t had time to download the bits, install them, explore and form thoughts on 2016 yet? Have no fear, check out Microsoft’s Virtual Labs. It lets you explore features without worrying about all the setup. In minutes you’ll be typing
SELECT 'hello world';
Still Not Inspired Eh?
- Write a post starting with “It’s 2016, why is this still (not) a thing?” <cough>regular expressions</cough>
- Think outside the box and maybe write about something besides SQL Server. Write about something you did in 2016 that would have been impossible at the same time last year.
Follow These Rules
The post must go live on your blog between 00:00 GMT Tuesday, June 14, 2016 and 00:00 GMT Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
In other words, set your sql server date, time and timezone properly and run this script:
IF GETUTCDATE() BETWEEN '20160614' AND '20160615' SELECT 'You Can Post' ELSE SELECT 'Not Time To Post'
Your post has to link back to this post, and the link must be anchored from the logo which must also appear at the top of the post. (A thing about logos. We’re sticking with the status quo. Find cleaned up versions here)
Leave a comment here (below) or I won’t be able to find your post. I really encourage you to participate and then come back in a week for the round up. I think you’ll like it.
Your humble host,
Michael J. Swart