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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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A Welcoming Conference

It's almost time for SQLBits, Steve's favorite conference.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Successful Projects

What makes a successful software project? Steve Jones has some thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Build a POC

One way to tackle a new technology is with a proof of concept.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Data Dewey Decimal System

Steve Jones looks at the idea of cataloging our data sets in order to make it easier for  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Much Can You Learn?

This Friday Steve Jones wonders about the upper limits for what you may learn in a year.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Examining SQL Server 2016

Today Steve Jones wonders if any of you are looking at the next version of our platform, SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Naming Is Hard

Naming objects and variables in software can create contention in a team. While there are good conventions and standards, ultimately a team just needs to agree on something.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SnowCrash for SQL Server

A new idea for managing your future SQL Servers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Dexterity Matters

The individual's dexterity can impact how we use software. Perhaps we need ways to undo mistakes in various systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Track Your Consultants

It's possible to perform a man-in-the-middle attack against SQL Server. Steve Jones notes you should be aware these attacks could take place inside of your network.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do Less

One way to make code run faster is to have less of it. Or ensure the code you have does less work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Protecting sa

Today Steve Jones talks about the issues with the sa account, and how you might protect this on all your instances.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Younger Generation

Should we worry about getting younger people involved in our profession?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Math on Automation

Is it worth automating things? Many people say yes, but Steve Jones says it isn't just about time saved.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Matrix

Is learning a new skill coming closer to the idea shown in The Matrix?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server on Linux

There was an announcement last week that SQL Server can run on Linux. And it's coming next year.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 3: The Configured Data Masks

Continuing with his look at Dynamic Data Masking, Steve Jones looks at the masking patterns available besides the default mask.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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The Database Transaction Unit (DTU) Decoded

In an Azure SQL Database, you pay for a certain number of DTUs, but what are these? Steve Jones explains.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Open Source SQLPS

There is a request to open source SQLPS from Microsoft. Steve Jones comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Building Better Software

Steve Jones discusses the idea of building software better, and why that's a challenge for many of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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