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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 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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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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Teaching Quickly

Steve Jones talks about learning, teaching, and the need to not waste anyone's time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Don't You Unit Test Code?

This Friday Steve Jones wants to know what you think of testing code and why you don't do it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Don't Use Code Coverage

Code Coverage is a metric that Steve Jones sees often misused.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No More Service Packs

There won't be any more service packs for SQL Server after version 2016.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A New New World

What do you see in the future? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Get-DbaPowerShell

Steve Jones talks PowerShell and how it is a skill that you might find useful.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Have a Date

SQL Server 2017 has a general availability date.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A SQL Server Bug and Data Security

A bug in SQL Server needs patching right away if you use TDE. Some data security issues concern Steve as well.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Problems with Gods

An account with unlimited privileges is potentially an issue.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rewrite Your Code Tomorrow

Steve Jones notes that we often solve problems better the second time around.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/10/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Flash DBA

Does it make sense for a DBA to be a job that moves from project to project? Steve Jones has some thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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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