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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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Too Large a Workload?

Are you too busy at work? Steve Jones asks the question this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Time for Learning

How do you find time for learning? More importantly, Steve Jones asks if you find time for actual use of your knowledge.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Deploy the Database First

Steve Jones thinks it's important that we be able to deploy almost any changes to our databases without breaking applications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Custom SSMS

This week Steve Jones looks at those customizations that make your job easier.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting IT Out of the Data Center

Technology shouldn't just be a cost sink in an organization, at least that's what Steve Jones thinks.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

There's one word that can make a difference in how much you like your job. Steve Jones has a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Cost of Switching

With so many companies looking at other platforms, when should an organization consider changing their database? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Taking Care of Things Today

Steve Jones talks about procrastination today and how you might not want to do that with your SQL Servers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Debugging SQL Server

This week we have a more technical poll as Steve Jones wonders how you best debug your T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Little Empathy

Perspective makes a big difference and Steve Jones looks at how you might change the way you think about clients, customers, and the work you do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hadoop and SQL Server

Hadoop is a technology that's getting quite a bit of attention in the last few years, including integration with SQL Server. Steve Jones talks about the technology and how it might fit in your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Lakes

An interesting new paradigm popped up in the news this week: the data lake. It examines data as a model for organizational architectures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Prompt Tip #7 - Begin End Highlighting

This SQL Prompt tip shows you how code highlighting makes it easier to find which items match up with each other.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,971 reads

SQL Prompt Tip #6 - Insert Semicolons

A quick SQL Prompt tip to automatically add semicolons to your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
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Two Days Off

Verizon is taking their cloud service offline for maintenance for two days. Steve Jones doesn't think that sounds good.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Multiple Backup Files

This Friday Steve Jones looks at your backup system and wonders how many people use striped backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Test Your Situation

One of the important things is to be able to recover your environment. That doesn't mean you need to know everything about SQL Server and potential disasters, but you should know their affect on your situation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Selling Automation to Ops

Steve Jones thinks that DevOps is the wave of the future for most companies. He has a few ways to try and bridge the gap between development and Operations groups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 111 reads

Recovering from Bad Deployments

When you deploy software, what do you do if things don't go well? Steve Jones talks about a few options you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Prompt Tips #5 - Current Statement Execution

Learn how a new feature in SQL Prompt 6.4 can help you avoid costly mistakes in coding.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
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