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When is 8000 too small?

Over the years the page size in SQL Server has changed, growing larger to fit larger data sets. However not all functions have been modified to work with larger page sizes. Or even exceed them. Steve Jones wonders if it's time to increase the page size.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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When Work Gets in the Way of Work

Work sometimes gets in the way of work. Steve Jones notes this can cause stress and problems over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Would You Move?

Most people prefer to work with the platforms that they are familiar with, but there is always pressure to try new, exciting technologies when others have success. Steve Jones explores the idea of switching platforms.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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In Praise of Service Broker

Phil Factor on one of SQL Server's unsung and underused workhorses.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: service broker
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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 2014/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who Watches the Watchers?

Who checks on those who manage our systems? Is there auditing in place for those accidental DBAs?  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2014/10/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Handling Inconvenient Requests

Brad gives a little guidance on how you might want to respond to inconvenient requests with an eye on doing yourself a favor.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2014/10/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mercenary

Steve Jones talks about making deliberate career choices, or just moving from place to place without any worry about the job. Do you care about what work you do? Or is it just a job?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fine Products for the Modern Drudge

As working hours in tech trend upwards, we look at some ways to make life easier.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: career
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Document, then Install

Should we declare what we want installed and then have every instance configure itself? Steve Jones talks about the need to ensure we know what is running before we install rather than documenting it afterwards.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fun Data Analysis

This week Steve wants to know if you'd have some issues when analyzing data and you've mistaken correlation for causation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Delivery for Windows?

It seems as though Microsoft might be moving to a Continuous Delivery process for Windows 10. Steve Jones isn't sure that's a good thing, but it is interesting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A T-SQL Code Testing Guide

Testing our database code is a fairly immature process for many of this, but perhaps we could build a guide that helps everyone learn to write better and more comprehensive tests.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Next Five Years

What is coming in the next five years for us? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Saving Hard Dollars

Data analysis can save money and resources, but it will certainly transform our world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Decline of SQL Server

The popularity of SQL Server seems to be high, but there might be reasons to be concerned.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Final Service Packs

Microsoft has released a final service pack for SQL Server 2008 R2, which many of you might want to install.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Life Logging

This editorial was orignally published on Dec 8, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. 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 2014/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Challenge Yourself

How do you grow your career? Steve Jones has a few ideas on what you can do to both improve your skills and build your brand.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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I am no Asimov

Rodney Landrum on finding the inspiration you need, somehow and from somewhere, to get yourself out of a tight corner.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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