I was excited to see the new Secure Enclave technology come to Always Encrypted (AE) in SQL Server 2019. I've thought that the way Microsoft implemented the AE technology in SQL Server 2016 was a start and a good step forward, but it had too many restrictions. Kind of like Availability Groups in 2012 and […]
With SQL Server 2012, Microsoft introduced a new licensing model; licensing per core replaced the licensing per processor. We need to adjust budget to reflect licensing changes for our next Enterprise Agreement renewal, but we do not have processor core information from any of our server inventory tools. This tip explains how to quickly gather information about each server's processor cores without logging in to each server.