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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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More Query Tuning?

What types of sessions are important in a conference schedule? Steve Jones talks a bit about the lack of tuning sessions.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 58 reads

The Data Submarine

Microsoft is sinking data centers into the ocean.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microsoft and GitHub

The Microsoft acquisition of GitHub doesn't worry Steve.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Building Test Data

Steve talks about the importance of test data and how to get it in development environments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Machine Learning in the Database

Steve talks about Machine Learning Services in SQL Server and whether using this is a good idea.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Be Prepared with Baselines

Analyzing performance often requires you to understand what is normal and what is not. Steve talks about the importance of baselines.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Journey to DevOps

Steve talks about the DBA as an enabler of DevOps.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Tuning Skills

Steve Jones talks about how you might learn to tune your SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Get What You Pay For?

The value of enterprise SSDs intrigues Steve today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Converting Trace to Extended Events

A walkthrough of a conversion of a SQL Trace setup to an Extended Event session.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: extended events (xe)
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Are you GDPR Ready?

With the GDPR in effect, Steve Jones talks about the changes that are taking place for many organizations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Will Coding Be Less Important?

The future of coding may be similar to that of today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Happy Memorial Day 2018

Happy Memorial Day  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No More Downtime

Windows is improving its ability to be patched without downtime.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Lessons for all of us

Each of us needs to be sure we take care of our own needs.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Far Back?

Today Steve Jones discusses the need to restore older backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Pause and Backtrack

A new feature in AWS will rollback the entire database to a point in time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Checking CHECKDB

Everyone should be running DBCC CHECKDB on their systems. We not have some help in determining if we are doing this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Better Comments

Is there a best way to comment code? Or maybe just different styles. Steve Jones asks what you think today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Oddest Thing

Steve wonders what strange items live in your workspace.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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