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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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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 | 144 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 | 230 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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 123 reads

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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 76 reads

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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 155 reads

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
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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
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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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 269 reads

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
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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 | 123 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
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Problems with Big Data

Today Steve Jones notes that Big Data isn't a panacea. It's not going to just solve all problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 172 reads

If or When?

Are data breaches a question of if they will happen to you or when will they happen to you?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 148 reads

Lobbying for Change

The Connect system from Microsoft doesn't work that well, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't continue to press Microsoft for change.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 97 reads

Data Security Policies

Does your organization have policies around data security? Perhaps they should, or perhaps you should ask for some to be created and education available for users.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 103 reads

July 4, 2014

A holiday in the US and Steve is briefly writing something on his sabbatical.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 78 reads
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