SQL Server has several data types that can be used for storing characters but the real differences between these data types and how they work, are often misunderstood. SQL Server 2019 adds both challenges and opportunities with the addition of some support for UTF8. Heard of UTF8 but don’t know why it matters? Ever wondered what the N in front of nvarchar constants is about? Ever wondered how people work with languages with tens of thousands of characters on a standard keyboard? Ever needed to make your applications work for other languages and locations? Join us online and let Greg explain it all to you clearly.


Greg Low, CEO and Principal Mentor SQL Down Under

Greg Low is well-known in the SQL Server community as a mentor, trainer, author, and community leader. He is a certified master for SQL Server, was an instructor in that program, and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Microsoft often calls on Greg to develop data-related content, and to train their staff. He regularly speaks at tier-one conferences internationally. Greg is best known for his SQL Down Under podcast, SDU Tools, and his eBooks and whitepapers. He heads up a boutique consultancy called SQL Down Under in Melbourne Australia. Greg has been awarded as an MVP since 2001.