Changing the structure of a very large table doesn't need to require a maintenance window.
SQL CLR Table-Valued Functions can stream data back, but there aren't many examples of the quick and easy method. Solomon Rutzky brings us an article that givse you an example you can extend to your environment.
Reduce both time and memory utilization when uploading bulk data to SQL Server 2008 by combining Table-Valued Parameters (TVPs) and the .Net IEnumerable interface.
Testing DB code is not fun or easy so it usually gets ignored. But now there’s a super-easy way to test using DBFit.
The CLR has not been well-received and most people use it for Regular Expressions and string functions. Here is an example that goes beyond trivial uses.
A look at how constants are used in T-SQL and SQL Server in general along with some suggestions on how better to deal with them.
The CLR integration in SQL Server 2005 greatly expands on the capabilities of the SQL Server platform. One new area is the ability to build user-defined types and user-defined aggregates. Solomon Rutzky brings us a way to get around some of the limitations in this area with his SQL# toolkit.