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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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Have You Designed a Database from Scratch?

An interesting question from Steve Jones today, asking what is your experience with designing databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Beautiful Google Mind

Larry Page is a very interesting person, one that is looking to change the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Triple Check Your Restores

After the crash of an US Air Force database was reported, Steve Jones has some advice.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2016 is Just Faster

SQL Server 2016 runs faster, sometimes without you changing anything.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Updates During Outages

When a system goes down, it's worth ensuring you can update clients.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Area of Expertise?

We might be smart in one area, but not others. That's worth remembering.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stretch Pricing

The Stretch database feature in SQL Server 2016 is fantastic, but is it too expensive?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Paying for Data

Another organization has paid a ransom to get their data decrypted.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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We Manage Algorithms

"Every business is an algorithmic business" - Joseph Sirosh.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Penalty for a Data Breach

One of the things that will be debated quite a bit in the next few years will be the penalties for data loss.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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More and More Data Growth

Steve Jones writes about the explosive growth of data in the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Abstraction

Developing software requires abstractions. Should we do more in database development?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A New Sample Database

Microsoft has released the first version of a new sample database for SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Good Stories

Today Steve Jones wants to know if you have any good stories in your IT career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Another Re-Release

Microsoft has re-released another patch.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Coffee Routine

Coffee is important to many people in IT.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 4: Permissions and Security

Learn about the permissions associated with Dynamic Data Masking as well as some of the security implications of using this feature.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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What's Your Test Plan?

This week Steve Jones looks at the formal way in which you might verify changes to your system. Do you have a process?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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More Overloads

The overloading of terms creates confusion, which means that communication is more difficult.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server RTM - June 1

The next version of SQL Server 2016 will be released on June 1, 2016, which means you can start planning those upgrades.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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