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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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SQL Prompt Tip #4 - System Objects

A quick tip to help you get system object suggestions from SQL Prompt.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 87 reads

Farewell

The last editorial from Steve Jones before his sabbatical starts next week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Should We Move to Azure?

This week Steve Jones asks about moving to the cloud and how interesting that might be to the community?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 154 reads

Patching Problems

After some issues with a recent Windows patch, Steve Jones is concerned about the future of software updates.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 149 reads

Laptop Dreams

For the Memorial Day holiday, Steve Jones is thinking about the new Surface 3.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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One Final Patch

Vote for final service packs for SQL Server 2008 and R2. Let Microsoft know that we want regular support across the entire lifecycle.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 120 reads

SQL Prompt Tips #3 - Snippet Placeholder $Paste$

Another quick tip for SQL Prompt, using the snippets to increase your productivity.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 165 reads

Patching Problems

Problems with SQL Server after applying the Windows 8.1 update have Steve Jones concerned about software updates.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 76 reads

The Development Backup

Backing up your development environment can be important. After all, aren't your developers producing products that you use?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 107 reads

Failure

This week Steve Jones has a poll to make you think based on Tim O'Reilly's look back at how he succeeded and failed with his company.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Calling Local Speakers

Steve Jones asks for more of the local people to help teach, train, and grow the community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 84 reads

SQL Prompt Tips #2 - Casing Options

A quick tip to help you set your object names to your preferred case in T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 194 reads

SQL Prompt Tips #1 - Selecting in the Object Explorer

A quick tip to help you get the most out of SQL Prompt  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 216 reads

Balancing Learning

How do you determine when you use a new technique or stick with a tried and true method? Steve Jones notes that we try to teach you new things at SQLServerCentral, but do you use them?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 134 reads

Backup Responsibility

Backups are important in most companies and today Steve Jones asks who has the responsibility in yours.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What are you worth?

When negotiating your salary, it helps to know what the ranges are for your experience and area. Steve Jones gives a little advice today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 334 reads

Why Don't We Have Better Practices?

It seems as though the quality of much software isn't very good. What is that? Couldn't we do better? Certainly some people write much better code. Why can't the rest of us imitate them?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 225 reads

Better Training

What are better ways to train people to work in the technology field? Steve Jones has a few ideas.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No Handwaving Away the DBA

Steve Jones doesn't think that companies can just do away with a DBA. Apparently there are people on the NoSQL platform that agree.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 230 reads

Lots of Security Concerns

This past week saw lots of security concerns, especially around data. Steve Jones has a few comments about the implications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 89 reads
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