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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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Avoiding Development Taxes

Anytime we adopt a new technology, framework, platform, language, etc., we will pay a tax in development output.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Bots

Bots might be the new way to access data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Really Need Better Security

Some disturbing security issues reported this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SOS

The new cross platform tool for SQL Server has a funny acronym.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who Owns the Data?

The Microsoft battle to avoid moving data across country borders is interesting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Importance of Clear Data Displays

An accident on a ship is being blamed on unclear data visualization.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Exporting Custom Messages from Sys.Messages

Learn how to get your custom messages from an existing instance and add them to a new instance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sys.messages
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Start Fixing Your DB with Better Code

The best way to improve your database performance is with better code. We all know that, but few of us actually end up making those changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Looking Back at the Summit

Steve Jones looks back at the PASS Summit from last week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Physical or Virtual Storage

This week Steve Jones talked about physical hardware, asking who might still pay attention.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Tell the Judge You Have No Backup

The NYPD is claiming there isn't a backup for one of their databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Unstructured Data

Unstructured data can be misleading. Steve Jones has a few thoughts today on how he sees this term.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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All DevOps All Day

An online DevOps conference is taking place tomorrow, October 24, 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Gigging for a Career

The idea of working on just projects is tailor made for a data professional. Or is it?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Cloud is Better In At Least One Way

Azure SQL Database has a lot of integrity checks. Probably more than your local instance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Halloween 2017

It's a holiday in the US and Steve has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Double Dose of Trouble

On this Friday the 13th, in October, Steve Jones shares a disaster story.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Blame Game

Equifax is blaming a single IT person for their data breach. Steve Jones worries this is a sign of things to come.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Time is Precious

Time might be the most precious commodity that Steve Jones has in managing life.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Citizen Scientists

More and more people are becoming citizen scientists, even in companies. Steve Jones thinks this is helpful, but we still need professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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