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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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Valentines Day for Data Professionals

Today Steve Jones asks about how your relationship is at work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 62 reads

Brush Up on Your ETL Skills

The need for data imports, exports, and transformations seems to be growing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35 reads

Muddle Through

Perseverance and continued effort, even when you lack knowledge or skill is extremely valuable for a technology professional.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Template Configuration

Extended Events is a much more complex system and profiler, and the use of templates can reduce the complexity  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cloud Safe

DR should always be on our mind, especially in the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Production Scripts

Many of us have scripts that we run in SQL Agent jobs, but Steve wonders if we really treat them like production code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What to Read in 2018

Steve loves to read all sorts of books and is asking what books you'd read professionally or for fun in 2018.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Influence the Program

You have the opportunity to influence the makeup of the conference agenda for the PASS Summit  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Thanks for the Memories, Tom

Remembering Tom Roush.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Do Need To Upgrade

Security issues in older systems are going to be a problem.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Learning Choice

R or Python? Or both? Neither? Where should you spend your learning effort?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Finding the Right Data

Big Data hasn't been in the news, perhaps because more organizations are realizing they need the right data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Virtual Data

The ability to abstract away production databases is becoming a hot technology.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/02/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Lowering the Noise

We are busy as administrators, and it can be very useful to ensure our systems avoid adding to our workload.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are You Always Up?

This week Steve discusses uptime, RPO and RTO.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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IoT Increases Efficiency

IoT can help us better manage our world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are You Patched?

With bugs in modern CPUs, are you patching your systems?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Innovation Needs Information

We need data to innovate more. Steve Jones reminds us this means opportunity for many of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The GDPR Sky is Falling

GDPR is coming and many are concerned. Steve Jones has a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to Grow In Your Career

Today Steve Jones gives you ideas on how to keep learning and growing your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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