Invitation to #TSQL2SDAY #77 – Favorite SQL Server Feature

tsql2sdayThe Why

If you’re not familiar, T-SQL Tuesday is a blogging party hosted by a different person each month. It’s a creation of Adam Machanic (b|l|t), and it’s been going on for ages now! Basically the host selects a topic, defines the rules (those are almost always the same), and then everyone else blogs about it. Once the deadline is reached, the host summarize each of the submitted posts on their site/blog.

The What

This month I get to pick the topic, and I am going to go with:

My favorite SQL Server Feature

This can be anything from Reporting Services as a report creating tool, down to the Columnstore Indexes. Anything goes!
I selected this topic precisely to illustrate the breadth and depth of what SQL Server has evolved into over the last decade+. Starting out as a RDBMS (w/ DTS), adding Analysis Services, then Reporting Services, following a myriad of auxiliary services and tools. So please, share your story about a specific SQL Server feature close to your heart. So please, share precisely what you think makes SQL Server such an awesome tool.

The How

There’s only a few rules for T-SQL Tuesday:

  • Your post must be published between 00:00 GMT Tuesday April 12th 2016 and 00:00 GMT Wednesday April 13th 2016.
  • Your post must contain the T-SQL Tuesday logo (see above) at the top and the image must link back to this blog post.
  • Trackbacks should work, but if they don’t, please put a link to your post in the comments section so I (and everyone else) can see your contribution!
  • Tweet about your post using the #tsql2sday hashtag

There’s also a few optional you can do that might help:

  • Include “T-SQL Tuesday #77” in your blog post’s title.
  • Contact Adam Machanic (b|l|t) and tell him you’d like to host a T-SQL Tuesday from your blog

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