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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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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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,368 reads

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 | 121 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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 271 reads

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 | 168 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 | 147 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 | 101 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

Telepresence

Today Steve Jones notes that an advance in technology will help change the way he works.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 93 reads

Native C# in Stored Procedures

A new enhancement in SQL Server 2014 allows you to directly enter C# code in your stored procedures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,008 reads

Limited Time Offer: Licensing by Scale for SQL Server

With the release of SQL Server 2014, the licensing options have changed slightly. Read on to discover how you might choose to change your licensing in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,119 reads

The Internet of Things

Today Steve Jones notes that the explosion of cheap hardware and electronics might be good for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 113 reads

Getting Fired

When should a DBA get fired? Steve Jones thinks it should be rare and gives you two cases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 346 reads

The Endless Upgrade Cycle

Steve Jones notes that security can be a reason to upgrade your systems, but it can also result in an endless cycle.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 100 reads

Privacy and Data

Much of the data collected by companies is being sold for profit. This data isn't treated well and while not much may change, perhaps we should be aware of how we handle data as professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 84 reads

X in Technology

Steve Jones talks about the women in technology, and other efforts to help minorities.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 112 reads

Advice for Newcomers

If you could look back on your career, is there some advice you wish you had? Is there something you'd tell people considering your job as a career? Let us know this Friday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 559 reads

Getting Started with Azure

Many people have been unsure of cloud computing and what it means for your particular application. Steve Jones notes there's a great new demo that can help you get started exploring the Azure offerings.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 108 reads

The Worst Code

What's the worst code you've seen? Steve Jones hopes it isn't your own code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 343 reads

How Many Passwords?

How many passwords do you have? Steve Jones has a lot and while he notes there are some new ways for us to authorize ourselves for servers, they aren't necessarily making things more secure or less complex.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 123 reads
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