Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 

Regular Columnist: Steve Jones

SQLServerCentral.com profile

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.

   Items 1 to 20 of 2549    Older >>
 

I Hate To Send This Email

Steve Jones wonders how many of us have had to send, or will have to send this email.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 114 reads

We are All Data Companies

Many companies are data companies, whether they realize it or not.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 50 reads

Visualizing Data

This week Steve Jones talks about data visualizations, and the opportunities that exist for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 41 reads

Big Companies are Improving with DevOps

Steve Jones notes that not just the small, startup, agile companies use DevOps. Nor is it just technology companies.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 22 reads

Informing the Internal IT Team

One of the ways to build a good team is with communication.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 61 reads

Change Approvals

Who decides when code should be released? A question from Steve Jones today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 50 reads

Launching Products

The release of new software is always exciting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 43 reads

Why DevOps? Employee Satisfaction

Another reason why a DevOps process is a good idea.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 57 reads

DevOps Isn't Perfect

Mistakes will still be made with a DevOps process, but the benefits outweigh the mistakes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 46 reads

GUI or CLI

The debate over the CLI or GUI is an age old debate.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 77 reads

Change Your SQL Server Oil

Regular maintenance for your instance is important.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 112 reads

Database Cattle

Steve Jones says you should treat your database servers like cattle. It makes life easier.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 99 reads

The Migration Checklist

Today Steve Jones talks about the checklist you would want if you needed to move a SQL Server instance to new hardware.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 100 reads

Using Trace Flags

Do many of you use trace flags? Steve Jones wonders today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 42 reads

Enable Trace Flags in SQL Server

Learn how to enable trace flags to change the behavior of your SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,056 reads

Actionable Metrics

Metrics should help you learn, or otherwise change the behavior of the system.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 66 reads

The Secure Medical Data Challenge

This week Steve looks at the challenges of security for medical data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 64 reads

Detecting Issues

How do you detect issues in your systems? Testing? Monitoring? Steve Jones has a few thoughts that we should find ways to do so before our customers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 87 reads

Containing the Work

Containers are valuable in many software domains. Are there places we, as data professionals, would like to use software containment?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 49 reads

Containers and Databases

Steve Jones comments on containers and their suitability for databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 107 reads
   Items 1 to 20 of 2549    Older >>