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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 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 | 212 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 | 132 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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 137 reads

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 | 330 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 | 223 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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 142 reads

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 | 228 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

Vocation or Career

Do you have a vocation or career? Steve Jones talks a bit about the difference today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Finding Topics

How does Steve Jones write editorials? He shares a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Managers

Steve Jones thinks that the attitudes of managers need to change if we want to be more productive in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Gadget Itch

What would build if you had time? Anything fun or interesting? What's on your mind if you're a maker?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 102 reads

The Subtle Push to the Cloud

There's a push to the cloud from Microsoft, and Steve Jones has a few thoughts. Have you warmed up to the cloud at all?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 141 reads

Open Source the MCM

The MCM certification program has been abandoned by Microsoft. Steve Jones thinks the material can still be useful for the community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Due Diligence

How can you perform due diligence on new employees? There are a variety of ways, but Steve Jones has an idea that might help you nudge a potential employer in the direction you want them to move.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Consolidation Matters

Consolidating SQL Server instances is something Steve Jones has done in the past and he thinks we'll all do more of in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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One Database to Rule Them All

Twitter is working on a new database that can handle unstructured as well as structured data well. Is this a competitor for SQL Server?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Administering Database Master Keys in SQL Server

A short piece that gives you the basics of how to administer the database master keys that form the basis for encryption inside of your databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: encryption
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,365 reads

Short Stroking and Performance

Disk performance can make a difference to your SQL Server instance. Steve Jones discusses a few things this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 121 reads

How Long Before You Upgrade?

This Friday Steve Jones wants to know about the lifetime of your instances. Do you have some idea on how long you'll run a particular version of a platform?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 271 reads
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