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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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Starting a New Job

Steve Jones talks about starting a new job and the need to get up to speed quickly, perhaps by being prepared on day 1.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 187 reads

Burnout

Doing the same thing for too long, and not enjoying it, isn't good for anyone. You might be burned out, or as Steve Jones notes, you might need to change our perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 197 reads

You Better Learn to Work at Scale

We are managing more and more systems and databases all the time. To Steve Jones, that means we must be able to work at scale.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/29 | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 139 reads

Normal Data

More and more people are starting to perform data analysis, including DBAs, but they should be aware of what normal means for data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Which Problem Are You Solving?

This week Steve Jones talks a bit about problem solving and how you should approach the issue.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 97 reads

Creating Striped Backups

Learn how you can easily spread your backup across multiple files.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backups
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,517 reads

Closer to the Heart

This week Steve Jones wonders where you would work if you had the chance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 118 reads

Too Large a Workload?

Are you too busy at work? Steve Jones asks the question this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 174 reads

Time for Learning

How do you find time for learning? More importantly, Steve Jones asks if you find time for actual use of your knowledge.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Deploy the Database First

Steve Jones thinks it's important that we be able to deploy almost any changes to our databases without breaking applications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Custom SSMS

This week Steve Jones looks at those customizations that make your job easier.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting IT Out of the Data Center

Technology shouldn't just be a cost sink in an organization, at least that's what Steve Jones thinks.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

There's one word that can make a difference in how much you like your job. Steve Jones has a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 199 reads

The Cost of Switching

With so many companies looking at other platforms, when should an organization consider changing their database? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 176 reads

Taking Care of Things Today

Steve Jones talks about procrastination today and how you might not want to do that with your SQL Servers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Debugging SQL Server

This week we have a more technical poll as Steve Jones wonders how you best debug your T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 165 reads

A Little Empathy

Perspective makes a big difference and Steve Jones looks at how you might change the way you think about clients, customers, and the work you do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hadoop and SQL Server

Hadoop is a technology that's getting quite a bit of attention in the last few years, including integration with SQL Server. Steve Jones talks about the technology and how it might fit in your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 289 reads

Data Lakes

An interesting new paradigm popped up in the news this week: the data lake. It examines data as a model for organizational architectures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 150 reads

SQL Cop and SQLServerCentral

Steve Jones runs the SQL Cop tests against the SQLServerCentral database and looks at the results.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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