Richmond SQL Server Users Group

Next Meeting: Thu, Mar 28 2019

T-SQL’s Hidden Support Feature


March meeting in Richmond, VA.


UTC : Thu, Mar 28 2019 22:30 - 00:00
Event Time : Thu, Mar 28 2019 18:30 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Thu, Mar 28 2019 22:30 - 00:00


4600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, Virginia

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

T-SQL’s Hidden Support Feature

Speaker: Jennifer McCown, DBA MinionWare, LLC

Summary: The most effective T-SQL support feature comes installed with every edition of SQL Server, is enabled by default, and costs no overhead. Yet, the vast majority of database administrator underutilize or completely neglect it. That feature’s name is “comments”. In this session, Microsoft Certified Master Jennifer McCown will demonstrate the various commenting methods that make code supportable. Attendees will learn what’s important in a header comment, use code blocking to edit code, build a comprehensive help system, and explore alternative comment methods in stored procedures, SSIS packages, SSRS reports, and beyond. These methods help prevent errors and reduce troubleshooting.

About Jennifer: Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. She is Senior Editor at, where she creates training videos, the DBAs at Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker in PASS, and the PASS Women in Technology virtual chapter.


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