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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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One System to Rule Them All

Can a single piece of software work well for most situations? Steve Jones wonders if we're not attacking the problems of large software applications in the right way.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data is Not Always Enough

More data is better, but Steve Jones notes that even that isn't always enough to make decisions count for your organization.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using Views

Views can be a great way to abstract away details for clients, but they can also make development much more flexible.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitoring for Non Existent Events

Many DBAs monitor for those events they expect to happen, either successfully or failed. However many DBAs wouldn't be aware of an event never occurring.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Elevation of Privileges

The elevation of privileges is a large security problem and Steve Jones discusses his fears. Would you know if someone successfully attacked your instance?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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One a Week

SQL Saturday continues to set records, and Steve Jones is amazed at the latest data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Summer, Summer, Summertime

This Friday Steve Jones has a poll about your summertime activities. What have you done away from work that was memorable?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Back from Sabbatical

After six weeks away, Steve Jones is back.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Decisions or Instinct?

Should decisions be made on instinct or with data?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DevOps

The DevOps movement has Steve Jones excited.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Frustration with Bad Design

It can be frustrating to deal with poorly implemented systems, but Steve Jones notes that you can't take things into your own hands.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Frustration with Bad Design

It can be very easy for technology experts to get frustrated when they see bad design and practices, but you must be careful with how you go about trying to influence change.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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No Works of Art

Manual deployments and configuration of software is akin to creating works of art. Not exactly what Steve Jones would like to see if we are to practice software engineering.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Prompt Tip #4 - System Objects

A quick tip to help you get system object suggestions from SQL Prompt.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 87 reads

Farewell

The last editorial from Steve Jones before his sabbatical starts next week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Should We Move to Azure?

This week Steve Jones asks about moving to the cloud and how interesting that might be to the community?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Patching Problems

After some issues with a recent Windows patch, Steve Jones is concerned about the future of software updates.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Laptop Dreams

For the Memorial Day holiday, Steve Jones is thinking about the new Surface 3.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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One Final Patch

Vote for final service packs for SQL Server 2008 and R2. Let Microsoft know that we want regular support across the entire lifecycle.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 120 reads

SQL Prompt Tips #3 - Snippet Placeholder $Paste$

Another quick tip for SQL Prompt, using the snippets to increase your productivity.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 172 reads
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