Milliseconds 10, ticks 3

Since the year dot, SQL Server’s native Datetime type has given us a resolution of 300 ticks per second. With the introduction of Datetime2 and DatetimeOffset in 2008, we now get up to 100ns resolution. For those who like the finer things in life, this appears to be cause for rejoicing.

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Fun observation: if 100ns corresponded to 1 inch, 3.3ms translates to just over half a mile. That’s a pretty big difference in accuracy. Or should that be precision? Hmmmm, here’s a can of worms.
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