I am not often one to do the bare minimum, unless it comes to looking for things around the house. After about 22 seconds I throw my hands in the air and exclaim, “I can’t find it!” As my wife so kindly added: It usually turns out to be in a spot I already looked.
But when it revolves around SQL Server and opinions, I’m all over it. So I’m not going to talk about a data type today; I’m going to talk about two of them. One of them Brent already mentioned in his invite:
I kinda-sorta disagree with Aaron’s second choice. By that I mean that I fully agree with his premise: use UTC everywhere. But if you don’t use UTC everywhere, then use DATETIMEOFFSET everywhere and apply the time zones.