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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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The Ten Commandments for DBAs

What should a good DBA do? Steve Jones came across a list he likes that showcases those things that should guide your efforts on a daily basis.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The DBA Team Wants You!

There's a new contest going on, giving you the chance to win some software, SQL training, and a vacation, all at once.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Misconfiguration is a Problem

The configuration of server systems matters. Not just to ensure software runs smoothly, but also for security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Prepping for 2015

Steve Jones looks ahead at the new year and how you might want to begin shaping your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Estimates

Software estimates are often wildly off from the actual amount of time and resources that are required. Today Steve Jones looks at a few reasons why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No Compelling Reason

Steve Jones wants to know if you have compelling reasons to upgrade or not upgrade this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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Advice for Steve Jones

Steve Jones has some advice for a younger him.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Happy Labor Day 2014

It's a holiday in the US  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 68 reads

Hooks

Building hooks from your software into enterprise monitoring systems is prudent, and might save you from a few late night phone calls.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Reverse Engineering Disasters

Preparing a disaster recovery plan means more than just trying to prevent a few specific disasters. It means turning around the way you view the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Real Scary DBAs

We have some people working as DBAs that might be very scary to many of you.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Flash Database

What is the impact of flash storage on databases? There are quite a few, but this week Steve Jones asks if SQL Server should do more to take advantage of them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Testing is Your Best Investment

One of the things that can make a big difference in how well your software performs is testing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Bronze Age Development

The slow pace of Visual Studio development had a number of problems over the years, but Microsoft has dramatically changed the way they build their software for the better.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Production Subsets

Working with data in development or test environments can be challenging. This week Steve Jones asks how you might deal with the volume of data and whether you like subsets.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Yet Another Attack Vector

The lack of progress in amending our laws to handle the digital revolution in our leaves may leave us open to unexpected attacks.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Artist or Scientist?

In your work, are you an artist or a scientist? Steve Jones knows we need to be both, but when is each appropriate?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Much for a Laugh?

How much would you pay for a laugh? Maybe you'll donate to ensure that some of your SQL Server speakers will embarrass themselves at the PASS Summit.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Disconnecting Auditing

Currently we have system administrators responsible for securing our systems, including the auditing capabilities. However that's not the best way to ensure that we can protect our systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Next Generation

Steve Jones wonders about the next generations of IT workers. Can we encourage more people to enter this field? With the supposed shortages of talent today and the poor reputation of IT positions, can we change the trend of fewer people entering IT?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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