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Regular Columnist: Steve Jones

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My background is I have been working with computers since I was about 12. My first "career" job in this industry was with network administration where I became the local DBA by default. I have also spent lots of time administering Netware and NT networks, developing software, managing smaller IT groups, making lots of coffee, ordering pizza for late nights, etc., etc. For those of you interested (or really bored), you can check out my resume.

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Help from Cortana

Lots of work is going into making software more helpful. This week Steve Jones wonders what you want from these assistants.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Avalanche of Cloud Computing

Today Steve Jones talks about the tipping point of cloud computing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Interviews: What is ACID?

While thinking about interviews, Steve Jones shares a story of a job situation he encountered.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Library Job Hunt

Find a new career in the library.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Voting for Change

Microsoft changed some things in SQL Server 2017 in response to community requests. Steve Jones is asking for more.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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I Will Write Bad Code

Steve Jones knows he'll write code that has issues. He plans for that.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Full Court CosmosDB Press

Microsoft is pushing CosmosDB quite a bit this year.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Backup Change

Steve Jones talks about backup of data today and the challenges of managing this at scale.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server in Space - HASSP

A successful launch, and recovery, of SQL Server running below a balloon.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Randomness of Analog

A look back at the random nature of finding information in libraries and bookstores. A feeling Steve Jones misses.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Moving Dynamic Data Masked Data to New Locations

In this level of the Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking we examine how masking affects data movement.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Final Thoughts

Walt Mossberg is retiring and Steve has a few thoughts on his last column.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Appreciating New Perspectives

Today Steve Jones talks about understanding and having empathy for other points of view.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Improving Log Shipping

Today Steve Jones looks at possible ways to improve log shipping and asks for your input as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Database Development Made Easy?

Today Steve Jones has a few thoughts on the complexity and cumbersome nature of database development.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who's Responsible?

If mistakes are made, employees can be held financially responsible by some companies. Do we need to worry about this in our industry?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The End of Summer

Today Steve Jones talks a bit about the US Labor Day holiday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Downsides of AI

Steve Jones looks at some of the problems we might have with AI in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Use More Pull Requests

Treat your database code like code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Graphing Performance

Are graph databases worth using? Steve Jones looks at a report that questions their value at this time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/08/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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