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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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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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The Slack Integration

Slack has become a popular phenomenon in the technical world, especially for software developers. Should we join in?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Data Driven Event

In a couple of days, Microsoft is holding Data Driven, an event that will highlight SQL Server 2016.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 2: Datatypes and the Default Mask with Dynamic Data Masking

This article digs deeper into the ways that Dynamic Data Masking works with different data types.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 1: The Basics of Masking Data

Learn the basics of how Dynamic Data Masking can be used to obfuscate data in SQL Server 2016+.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Saving Time Through Automation

Steve Jones notes we should be automating where we can.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Open is Not Necessarily More Secure

Just because we can view the source code for software doesn't mean it is more secure.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Learning from Microsoft

Microsoft has changed their engineering to do amazing things in the cloud, especially with SQL Server. We could all learn from this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Big Data

Steve Jones talks about where you can get data sets to work with.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Public Data Sets

A list of data sets you can download and play with for practice, demos, or your own analysis.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data sets
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