The Database Recovery Advisor in SQL Server 2012 will aid the ability of DBAs to recover their databases to a point in time in a crisis. Read about this new feature and how it can speed the process of recovery.
SQL Server 2012 introduces three new built-in conversion functions: PARSE, TRY_ PARSE, and TRY_CONVERT. These functions were introduced to be more familiar to users of expression languages. They perform a subset of the functionality of the pre-existing conversion functions. This article will introduce these three new functions and their usage.