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  • Why is the 8.3 filename convention still biting us?

    It is 2008.  Not 1992.  Why are we still intentionally creating filenames that conform to the limitations of ancient DOS and Windows 3.1 naming standards?  This came up today in one of the SQL Server newsgroups, where a user was trying to find the data file for the Northwind database he was sure had just installed.  Why ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 2, 2008
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