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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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Visual Studio Subscriptions

Microsoft is changing the MSDN subscriptions to allow monthly access.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Biggest Data Breach (For Now)

JP Morgan suffers the largest data breach for a financial institution, but Steve Jones doesn't think this record will stand for long.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Technical Debt

Steve Jones discusses the need to keep technical debt under control.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Shrinking the Budget

Most DBAs don't get involved with budgets at work, but we are affected by them. Steve notes you might want to understand how budgets work.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Relational By Default

Should we consider the relational model the default and only after having a good reason look at a NoSQL platform? Steve Jones has a few comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Private Data

The laws and morals regarding privacy aren't well defined, but Microsoft is making a stand.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Custom Schemas

This Friday Steve Jones looks at schemas as a grouping mechanism in SQL Server.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Make a #SQLWish Come True

Today Steve Jones calls for a little charity for the #sqlfamily.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rogue Software Changes

Today Steve Jones wonders if software developers would make changes to software on their own, without direction from management.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do You Have Scary Code?

Many organizations have code no one wants to touch. Steve Jones notes that's a bad place to be.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Command Line is Back

Steve Jones looks forward to command line changes coming in Windows  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Crossing Azure Borders

Steve Jones is pleased to see some changes at Azure that make the database a stronger platform.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Baseball Analytics

Steve Jones looks at the analysis of baseball statistics.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Lost Laptop Crisis

Losing a laptop isn't something most of us would want to deal with, usually because of the expense. However, there may be other implications that concern you. Share your worries with us today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Hot Jobs

This week Steve looks at the hot jobs that are going to have pay increases in the coming year.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/10/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Virtual Failback

The pressure to move to virtual systems is increasing, but is there a fallback if you have issues?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Secret Software Security

The move to limit disclosure of vulnerabilities continues, with potential issues for many of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Positive or Negative

Today Steve Jones wonders if the way you choose to design a database says something about you.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Dangers of Travel

As data professionals, we might carry lots of information with us that relates to our organization. Will we get caught up in government issues as we cross borders?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Out of Date CAP

The CAP Theorem talks about the properties of distributed systems, and how you can really only have two of them in any system.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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