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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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The Slack Integration

Slack has become a popular phenomenon in the technical world, especially for software developers. Should we join in?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 124 reads

The Data Driven Event

In a couple of days, Microsoft is holding Data Driven, an event that will highlight SQL Server 2016.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 86 reads

Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 2: Datatypes and the Default Mask with Dynamic Data Masking

This article digs deeper into the ways that Dynamic Data Masking works with different data types.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,193 reads

Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 1: The Basics of Masking Data

Learn the basics of how Dynamic Data Masking can be used to obfuscate data in SQL Server 2016+.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Saving Time Through Automation

Steve Jones notes we should be automating where we can.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Open is Not Necessarily More Secure

Just because we can view the source code for software doesn't mean it is more secure.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 87 reads

Learning from Microsoft

Microsoft has changed their engineering to do amazing things in the cloud, especially with SQL Server. We could all learn from this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Big Data

Steve Jones talks about where you can get data sets to work with.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Public Data Sets

A list of data sets you can download and play with for practice, demos, or your own analysis.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data sets
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Find a String in a String

Learn how you can find data in a string and extract it, no matter where it's located.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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The Dangers of Algorithms

How we implement algorithms can change the way the world works with our software. Steve Jones wonders if we should be disclosing the algorithms themselves.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Good Use for Hadoop

Netflix has a good use for Hadoop. Loading PB of data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2016: The Data Protection Version

Today Steve Jones looks at the security enhancements in SQL Server 2016  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Data for Ransom

Today Steve Jones looks as ransomware and the issues that may affect databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Power BI Week

This week Steve Jones looks at the Power BI platform.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Interesting Data Centers

Today Steve Jones looks at the places in which our hardware is stored.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Should Production Databases Be in a VCS?

Steve Jones talks version control, but from the production perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Push to Upgrade from SQL Server 2005

There's a push to upgrade those SQL Server 2005 instances with support ending this April.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Zero Downtime for 2016

Someone made a call to architect zero downtime for databases. Steve Jones isn't sure this is the best thing you could do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Forcing Strong Passwords

Passwords are always a challenge, but are bad passwords the users' fault? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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