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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 24. Finding Undocumented Features

To a great designer, not applying knowledge is tantamount to not having obtained the knowledge in the first place.

—Steve McConnell[1]

[1] McConnell, Steve. After the Gold Rush. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1999, p. 27.

I dedicated a chapter in each of my last two SQL Server books to exposing undocumented features in the product. In each book, I provided lists of undocumented stored procedures, extended procedures, functions, trace flags, command syntax, and product features. In keeping with the spirit of this book—which is that how something works is at least as important as putting it to practical use—I'm not going to do that in this book. Instead, I'm going to show you how to find these undocumented ...

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