LOB data values in SQL Server are stored in separate allocation units in pages of type TEXT_MIX_PAGE. Read on and discover when these pages are used and how you can find out if your tables contain any pages of that type.
Do you know the difference between a RANGE LEFT and a RANGE RIGHT partition function? Read on and discover a unique query to determine the actual partition a row is stored in. With this query you can quickly confirm your RANGE-assumption or find out where you got it wrong.
Did you always want to get to the root of symmetric key encryption in SQL Server and actually decrypt a protected symmetric key? In some circumstances this can actually be done. Find out how to do this now.