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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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Cloud Backup

More companies are looking to the cloud to back up their data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ever Expanding Data Platform

With lots of news coming out of Ignite, Steve talks about a few of the changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Open Thank You to the Microsoft SQL Server Team

Thanks for improving the string or binary data truncated error message.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server v.Next is Coming in 2019

The announcement of the next version of SQL Server excites Steve.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2019
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SQL Server 2019 Build List

A list of build versions for SQL Server 2019  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2019
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Being Careful with Schema Ownership

When you create a schema, you might accidentally make yourself the owner, which can cause issues later. Learn how to ensure that your schemas aren't owned by transient employees.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: schema
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Renaming a Schema in SQL Server

If you have a schema you want to retire, here's a method for moving all objects inside that schema to a new one.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: schema
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The Uninteresting But Necessary Work

Data classification may not be fun or even interesting, but it is necessary.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure DevOps

Steve isn't a big fan of name changes and rebranding, but he does like Azure DevOps.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Give Up on Natural Primary Keys

With the need to remove older data, Steve thinks natural keys may be obsolete.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Single Pane of Glass

The idea of a single place to get the status of your environment is an interesting one.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are Indexes Actually Changes to the System?

Is an index change equivalent to a code change? Steve Jones asks the question and has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Need Data Privacy Consistency

Steve talks about the disparate regulations we face for data privacy and protection.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fitting Into RAM

Will your database fit into RAM? Steve Jones asks you to think about the possibility.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Upgrade Storm

Steve discusses upgrading your SQL Server and why it might make sense.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitoring Costs

There are lots of costs to monitoring your systems that many people ignore.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Don't Have Perfect Information

Trying to pick the perfect schedule at a conference is fraught with issues.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Defending the RDBMS

An attack and defense of using relational data stores.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Don't Have Perfect Information

Our databases don't always have the information we need.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 27 reads

Dark Reads During a Migration

An interesting technique for deploying changes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/09/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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