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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 powers your entire data estate by supporting structured and unstructured data sources. It builds on previous versions of SQL Server, which have been industry leading for four years in a row and a leader in TPC-E. It scales to petabytes of data and allows customers to process big data through PolyBase using T-SQL over any data. SQL Server has also been the least vulnerable database during the last seven years. SQL Server 2017 brings data insights with business intelligence capabilities that provide analytics at a fraction of the cost on any device along with advanced analytics with support for R and Python.

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  1. Have SSMS respect a Resource Lock

    When I set a lock on the Resource Group where my Azure SQL Server and DB reside - I can still delete the DB using SQL Server Management Studio This action should at least generate a prompt in SSMS indicating a Resource Lock has been set

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      SSMS doesn’t know anything about Azure resource groups at this time. I suspect the lock only applies to the ARM REST API. Perhaps this suggestion should be copied over to Azure SQL Database; they could check for this lock on the server side and fail the TSQL query.

    • Please discontinue the use of italics in the Filter textbox in DocumentDB DataExplorer

      Extremely poor UI design and UX - please implement plain fixed-width font to assist with SQL coding

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      • App Service - IP restrictions: rule name/description

        It would be nice to be able to enter a name/description for each rule, similarly to "rule name" in SQL server Firewall settings.

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        • Can we make MySQL and SQL using local time zone like China Standard Time?

          Can we make MySQL and SQL using local time zone like China Standard Time?

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          • THIS IS OUR IDEA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND HARVARD BY A POST-DOCTORAL STUDENT WHO HAS ALWAYS WANTED MORE... I STILL DO.

            Information Systems software coding for a proprietry Learning Management System (LMS) with complete integration and stringent Active Directory hybrid CISCO Systems/IEEE port map stack to route The University of Western Australia and Harvard University from a hardware SQL Server with RAID-configured Virtual SQL Servers in the cloud-hybrid Multipoint-protocol virtualisation of a composite Internet of Things (IoT) to relay packet signals in real-time with Hbb Broadcasting frequency signals routed through ezy-proxies and our respective Universities for Institution-wide, minimal labour hour information systems administration to maximise positive outcomes of student, faculty, library and student administration for protocol pedagogy and intranet-directed Strategic Management…

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            • Correctly escape predefined entities in deadlock XML

              If you create a table that has &, ", <, or > in the name, it's not correctly escaped in all instances of deadlock XML.

              This causes an error when trying to convert extended event/system health data to valid XML for analysis.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_XML_and_HTML_character_entity_references

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              • Change the way Script Task/Components are handled in SSIS

                When having to work with script task or components inside of SSIS it becomes quiet tedious because the loading times are exessive and the functionalities are rather limited.
                I would like to propose a new form of Script Task, a Script Task v2 if you will. Instead of just exposing a subset of VS making this Script Task a proper C#/VB.net proj that compiles down to a dll. That has a Main Class that implements an interface that contains a execute-method.
                These Projects would be added to the SSIS Solution as seperate Projects offering everything from Nuget to properly allowing…

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                • Column Store Deadlock XML Is Missing Information

                  Deadlock XML for column store indexes is missing several pieces of information about which objects were deadlocked in the resource-list section of the XML

                  See here for background https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2018/04/column-store-deadlocks-missing-information/

                  Also attaching files.

                  49 votes
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                  • Extended Event wait_info should report microseconds instead of millisecond duration

                    The wait_info extended event should report microseconds instead of millisecond duration. This is required for inmemory low latency performance tuning.

                    The rpc_completed-event returns microseconds already. It would be great (more precise and consistant) if wait_info duration would return the same unit.

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                    • Provide XEvents target directly into SQL Server table

                      Provide a way to directly write XEvent output directly into a SQL Server database table in a same or different instance and same or different database.

                      The goal being to be able to not have any events missed but have the entire stream captured to the table and also provide header information for when the capture table was created for easier management and deletion. Ideally there should be a purge task that could be activated to clean out such captures after X days.

                      XEvents is a great and powerful tool.
                      Customers should have an easier way to get it directly…

                      71 votes
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                      • sql 2017 "cube processing task" ssis adomd client error

                        A SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update (somewhere between RTM and CU5) has broken 'Cube Process Tasks' in Integration Services (SSIS). Packages that run fine on SQL 2017 RTM (containing a Cube process Task) FAIL on CU5 and also CU6 with an error related to ADOMDClientUI. The specific error reported in the SSIS log is "Process Cube:Error: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClientUI, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91 or one of its components. The system cannot find the file specified."

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                        • Allow end to end extended event tracing for native compiled stored procedures

                          At the moment we can set a context_info in the application and collect this context_info in a extended event session for classic stored procedures to create an end-to-end telemetry solution. For each user-click operation we can figure out how much time it took in the application as well as how long the stored procedure call takes as well as how many wait_info events occur related to the stored procedure call.

                          However this does not work with Native Compiled Stored Procedures as there is no way to correlate the database call from the application with the extended events collected by the…

                          8 votes
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                          • New security role for SQL Agent - SQLAgentAdminRole

                            I feel the SQL Agent roles are too limiting. If you want to allow freedom in a development, or assign management of SQL Agent jobs to a person; even SQLAgentOperatorRole doesn't do much. This means SysAdmins are still required to assist others in altering/removing jobs.

                            I propose a new role that allows the member to do anything with SQL Agent, like a member of SysAdmin, but without the access to all other parts of SQL Server that SysAdmin provides.

                            4 votes
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                            • MDS Explorer should show Attribute description of Name and Code attributes.

                              It's possible to set Attribute description on system attributes Name and Code in the same way as user defined attributes on an entity in MDS. But Description only shows in MDS Explorer for user defined attributes not for Name and Code. I expected this to work the same way for system and user defined attributes.

                              SQL Server version 13.0.4466.4
                              MDS Schema version 13.1.0.3

                              13 votes
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                              • sys.dm_os_sys_info/ms_ticks in Azure SQL DB

                                It is often useful, when doing real-time activity monitoring, to be able to understand when workers are spending a long time sitting on the runnable queue after entering a wait state.

                                This information is available in the on-prem product by using the sys.dm_os_workers DMV, which gives numbers in terms of "ms_ticks." Converting these ticks to actual clock time requires pulling an "ms_ticks" value from the sys.dm_os_sys_info DMV.

                                Unfortunately, Microsoft pulled the latter DMV from Azure SQL DB, making this information completely inaccessible. And it would be quite useful there, especially when DTU throttling is taking place.

                                My request is to…

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                                • SSMS 17.6 Crash when opening scheduler task for a maintenance task

                                  When conencting for far to

                                  2012 sp3
                                  2014 sp2
                                  2016 sp1

                                  I crash anytime I try to open the scheduler task, I still had a VM with 17.4 and this works correctly on the same versions.

                                  New or already created one. No time to enter or modify as it crash on load.

                                  Event id 1000
                                  Faulting application name: Ssms.exe, version: 2017.140.17230.0, time stamp: 0x5aa77b02
                                  Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
                                  Exception code: 0xc0000005
                                  Fault offset: 0x15723a35
                                  Faulting process id: 0x163c
                                  Faulting application start time: 0x01d3c19109d5c915
                                  Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe
                                  Faulting module path: unknown …

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                                  • SMO Enumerations slow with hundreds of databases

                                    SMO Enumeration is notoriously slow, especially if a SQL Server contains hundreds or thousands of databases. This is impacting our project and we have to get around it by creating new objects that are populated by T-SQL.

                                    I know this is a known issue. Can it be revisited?

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                                    • declare @VarName as [Schema].[Table].[Column]%Type

                                      I would like to reuse a Variables type from a Columns Type. There would be no need to check the ColumnType anymore - and if a column is altered the Stored Proc should be recompiled.

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                                      • SSRS 2017 subscriptions date format

                                        Several users have an error message when they try to create/modify subscriptions with a date parameter that have a default value (using internet explorer).
                                        In the log file of reporting service I see this error:

                                        System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Converting a varchar data type to a datetime data type has created a value out of bounds

                                        No problem with Chrome.
                                        Good date format "dd/MM/yyyy". Wrong date format in IE "MM/dd/yy".

                                        I found a workaround with adding French(France) in the languages configuration in IE client. Instead of French(Belgium) wich has a different date format.

                                        Is it possible to configure SSRS to use only server…

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                                        • Indicate "morally equivalent" forced plan where use_plan = true but is_forced = 0

                                          Currently, if you force a plan in query store (or if it is forced by automatic plan correction), the exact plan which is forced has is_forced = 1 in sys.query_store_plan. In the plan properties, there is no use_plan indication.

                                          After this plan is forced, often a "morally equivalent" plan will be compiled, which has a different query_plan_id and different costs, but the same plan shape.

                                          This "morally equivalent plan" has is_forced = 0 in sys.query_store_plan. In the execution plan properties, use_plan = true.

                                          These "morally equivalent plans" are currently difficult to identify in the Query Store reports and in the…

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