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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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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
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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
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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 | 4,006 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 | 558 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
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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

#sqlhelp

The #sqlhelp hashtag on Twitter is a great way to interact with the SQL Server community and get help.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Developers, developers, developers

A survey of developers on Stack Overflow has some interesting results that Steve Jones notes. Some of them might just impact our careers as data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 245 reads

Bad Days

This Friday Steve Jones wants you to look back and cringe a bit. Share with the rest of the community what a bad day was for you and see if it was really as bad as you think.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 153 reads

Continuous Delivery

The practice of continuous software development is growing, with continuous integration, deployment, and delivery being topics that Steve Jones is learning about. Today he talks about delivery.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Risks and Bets

Steve Jones looks back at the T-SQL Tuesday topic this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Geeky Entertainment

As a break from work, this week Steve Jones wants to know what you wish for. Are there comic book, science fiction, or technological thrillers you'd like to see made into movies?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 135 reads

Downtime

Most of us are working to prevent downtime in our systems. However Netflix thinks a little forced downtime is good for the software developers and infrastructure people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 169 reads
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