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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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A View of the Cloud

Today Steve Jones looks at how we can better build software by considering the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The vNext Bleeding Edge

Microsoft has a new early access program for SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Wide Variation in Skill

We all have different levels of skills, and it's not always because we don't try. Sometimes it's a question of timing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New DBA is a Developer

Today Steve Jones says the lines between developers and DBAs is blurred.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New SQL Server 2016 Edition Limits

There are some changes to memory limits in SQL Server 2016 SP1 Standard Edition.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The War Room

When things go wrong, how do you handle them? Steve Jones comments on crisis management using a great example from Amazon.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your Favorite Feature that Needs Work

This week Steve Jones asks what parts of SQL Server would you improve and why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The (Former) Complexity of PowerShell

Steve Jones notes that PowerShell seems to becoming an easier to use language for SQL Server professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Development Lab

This week Steve Jones looks at hardware and the ways in which you might assemble a set of computers for building software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Not Excited by Linux

Much of the community isn't excited by SQL Server on Linux.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Purpose of a Database

Why do we have databases? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Legacy Limits

Sometimes the hardware or software we use prevents upgrades, which isn't necessarily good for any of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Delaying Patches is Problematic

Many of our security issues come down to not patching software when there are updates available.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Much Code Can You Review?

Code reviews are a part of many developers' lives, but is there a limit to what you can do effectively?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Writing the Correct Query is Important

Making simple mistakes in queries can have far reaching consequences.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backup Data Security

We need better security for our data, especially for our choices in managing data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server is Getting More Popular

Today, Steve Jones looks at the popularity of SQL Server, which was named DBMS of 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your 2017 Goals

What are your goals for the year?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Securing Your Instances

This week Steve Jones looks at moving the port numbers of your instances for a bit of security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Number Security

Numbers are both very useful and also susceptible to all sorts of attacks when their domain is limited. Steve Jones looks at some issues occurring in today's world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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