Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Red Gate Software Ltd.
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 

Content with tag Editorial - WMV Rss

<< Newer    Items 21 to 40 of 482    Older >>
 

It's About Perception

What's the most important thing about your application? The code? The accuracy of its calculations? The layout of the reports? Steve Jones has another opinion.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 316 reads

Life Logging

Would you like the idea of capturing everything you do? Audio, video, text, code, a log of your life. A new book from Microsoft Research talks about this and Steve Jones things it could be an interesting capability for your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 267 reads

The Flaws of Choice

It's nice to be able to choose what you want, or what might fit you better. Too much choice, however, can be a bad thing, even in software where it seems we could have unlimited choices. Steve Jones tasks about the need to limit choice.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 269 reads

Limit Your Data Liability

We aren't necessarily liable for data breaches at our company, but will that last forever? Steve Jones talks about some things that you might want implement to ensure that you aren't liable if there ever is a security issue.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 392 reads

The DBA Boat

For a fun Friday poll, what type of SQL or database related name would you give to yourself or someone else? Steve Jones asks the question after someone sends an email about naming their new boat with a SQL name.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 322 reads

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US. The editorial today has a blooper reel from the podcasts in celebration of the holiday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 338 reads

Networking One Tweet at a Time

Maintaining a professional network can take some effort from you, but the modern social networking tools can help. Steve Jones talks about some of the benefits from keeping in touch with other professionals this way.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 345 reads

Communication Issues

When you have a team of people working together to manage systems, communication becomes important. Steve Jones notes that a lack of working with each other and letting the rest of the team know what you are doing can cause unnecessary work for others.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 279 reads

Just SQL Auth

Would you like to have only SQL Server Authentication on your instances? That's the subject of this Friday's poll.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 372 reads

Easy Licenses

Software licensing can be complex and confusing. Even in Windows and SQL Server, where hard limits are not enforced, people have problems determining how they should license software. Steve Jones talks about what vendors could do to help us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 387 reads

The Conference Benefit

Why attend a conference? After the PASS Summit and SQL Connections, Steve Jones shares a few thoughts about the benefits of attending a conference for employees.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 229 reads

Testing at Scale

It seems that many companies don't have the luxury of working with a variety of hardware configurations to test their architecture before deploying their applications. Some of the issues involve time and some involve tools. Steve Jones has an idea that could help with the latter today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 324 reads

Is C# Better?

This Friday Steve Jones has a poll for the programmers and hybrid DBAs out there. If you work with code, why do you use C#? Or why not?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 67 reads

Consolidating Again and Again and Again

Virtualization is touted as a great way to save money, but it's a one time event. Once you've consolidated a server, you can't do it again. However consolidation isn't necessarily the same and Steve Jones tells us why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 176 reads

A Better Way To Install Updates

The decisions to install service packs and cumulative updates is often confusing to new DBAs. Many of them install every update, often without a good reason. Steve Jones asks why we might not have a better way to install updates, maybe even helping us decide if we need them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 65 reads

Is Unit Testing Important?

Testing our applications is important, but at what level do we need to test? Steve Jones talks about unit testing today, and wonders if this is prevalent for SQL Server developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 240 reads

A Bad Litmus Test

A litmus test is a way of determining your answer to a question based on a single issue or response. Steve Jones sees this as a bad idea, especially when looking to hire technical people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 244 reads

Is The PASS Summit Worth It?

Steve Jones has attended the PASS Summit annually, and found value. But for this Friday's poll, did you find value this week? Or have you in the past? Let others know.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 398 reads

Why Is It So Complicated?

One of the very common things that is needed in SQL Server is performing a restore of a database. It's also one of the most important things that needs to take place. So why isn't this a simpler process? Steve Jones wonders why we can't make this a simpler process.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 194 reads

Sharepoint Growth is Good

Sharepoint is a product that many IT people despise, but it's a popular seller for Microsoft. Steve Jones thinks that Sharepoint's growth is a good thing for DBAs as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/10/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 241 reads
<< Newer    Items 21 to 40 of 482    Older >>
 
Tags
career (46)    
database weekly (31)    
security (25)    
friday poll (23)    
humor (11)    
software development (10)    
backup / restore (8)    
bloopers (8)    
car update (7)    
energy (7)    
sql server (7)    
sqlservercentral (7)    
cloud services (6)    
business intelligence (4)    
encryption (4)    
hardware (4)    
pass summit (4)    
time management (4)    
administration (3)    
conferences and events (3)    
leadership (3)    
licensing (3)    
networking (3)    
passwords (3)    
auditing (2)    
branding (2)    
contest (2)    
data mining (2)    
digital rights (2)    
disaster recovery (dr) (2)    
ethics (2)    
google (2)    
interviews (2)    
learning (2)    
legal issues (2)    
microsoft (2)    
monitoring (2)    
salaries (2)    
secure programming (2)    
service packs (2)    
sql connections (2)    
testing (2)    
wind power (2)    
best and worst practices (1)    
biometrics (1)    
budgets (1)    
cell phone (1)    
certifications (1)    
charity (1)    
cloud computing (1)    
clustering (1)    
compliance (1)    
consolidation (1)    
data integrity (1)    
data quality (1)    
data retention (1)    
database design (1)    
design and theory (1)    
documentation (1)    
downtime (1)    
economy (1)    
education (1)    
election (1)    
embarcadero (1)    
english query (1)    
exceptional dba (1)    
fillfactor (1)    
global warming (1)    
gordon bell (1)    
green building (1)    
hackers (1)    
hadoop (1)    
health (1)    
high availability (ha) (1)    
hosting (1)    
image (1)    
insulation (1)    
jeff atwood (1)    
layoffs (1)    
maintenance plans (1)    
meetings (1)    
mentoring (1)    
metadata (1)    
motivation (1)    
northwind (1)    
nuclear power (1)    
office (1)    
office space (1)    
open source (1)    
oscars (1)    
pass (1)    
patches (1)    
performance monitoring (1)    
plagiarism (1)    
powerpivot (1)    
procedural programming (1)    
productivity (1)    
professional development (1)    
red gate software (1)    
risk (1)    
sarbanes-oxley (1)    
set based (1)    
sharepoint (1)    
simpledb (1)    
software (1)    
software engineering (1)    
sql server 2008 (1)    
sql server 2008 r2 (1)    
sql server 6.5 (1)    
sqlsaturday (1)    
ssd (1)    
stephen wolfram (1)    
stored procedures (1)    
superinsulated (1)    
surface computer (1)    
tagging (1)    
the scary dba (1)    
tom demarco (1)    
training (1)    
transparent data encryption (tde) (1)    
trust (1)    
t-sql (1)    
unions (1)    
unit testing (1)    
upgrading (1)    
virtualization (1)    
wind turbine (1)    
windows home server (1)