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The Colocated Dangers

An outage at SQLServerCentral reminded Steve Jones that it's not "if" a disaster will occur, but "when" it will occur that should have you preparing for a disaster at some point in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Closing Out Replies

This editorial was originally published on Oct 17, 2006. It is being republished as Steve is at SQLBits 9 today. Should we change the way we deal with posts and replies? Answer today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/09/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Know when to hold 'em

It's time for the SQLServerCentral Party at PASS and Steve Jones talks about the event.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Improving SQLServerCentral

Today Steve Jones talks about changes that are coming to SQLServerCentral.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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More, More, More

This Friday's poll asks what changes the community might like to see at SQLServerCentral.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/05/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Ask SQLServerCentral

A new feature is available on SQLServerCentral, and Steve Jones talks a little about how it fits in with your strategy here at the site. Visit ask.sqlservercentral.com and let us know what you think.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/10/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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There's a Lot to Learn From Even Simple Puzzles

Phil reflects on the problem-solving power of SQLServerCentral at its best, and mentions some of the impressive contributions to the Summer SQL Stumpers competition  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2009/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: Information is Power

Phil Factor muses on the power, and potential failings, of the relational database, and wonders if those responsible for its development should feel any guilt about the opportunities for abuse of the power that it affords.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2009/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: Do You Run Antivirus Software on Your SQL Servers?

Every DBA needs to give serious consideration to the level of antivirus/antispyware protection they need on their SQL Server instances, and to the performance implications of the strategy they choose.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2009/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: In Praise of Templates

Phil takes us through one of the best kept secrets of SSMS - Templates. Even for a 'plain-screen' man like Phil, Templates are an excellent tool, and a major reason to use SSMS.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2009/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: Do DBAs Need a Code of Ethics?

Despite the fact DBAs are essentially protectors of an organization’s knowledge, and privy to much confidential information, there is no clearly defined set of rules and standards to help govern and guide their ethical behavior. Brad McGehee thinks it's time for some action on this issue.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2009/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest editorial: Reasons to be Cheerful

The furore surrounding the recent release of MySQL 5.1 makes Tony Davis wonder if more than a few web 2.0 developers might be peering over the SQL Server Express fence and wondering if the grass doesn't look slightly greener over here.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2009/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: And Now; a Recitation

In which Phil Factor responds to the muse and writes a poem in the style of a School Song, in which he tries to give a mention to all the top writers and forum-posters.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2009/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Celebration

Steve Jones reminisces a bit and comments on reaching one million members in the community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Changing Taxonomy

Steve Jones is considering changes to SQLServerCentral and presents a few ideas today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2008/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guest Editorial: That ain't a Database, it's a Spreadsheet

Phil recently had to draw up a list of 'top ten' pieces of advice for programmers who were starting out as database developers. It is a difficult thing to do when one is immersed in the study of the intricacies and detail of the plumbing of SQL Server.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2008/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Simple Metadata

Tagging has become a new hot action for many people on the Internet, especially in the Web 2.0 social networking world. Steve Jones comes to a revelation about tagging and metadata.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2008/12/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Wild Fringes of SQL Server Development

We can now clearly see two opposing trends in the way SQL Server is being used in applications. The dumb database brigade regards SQL Server as simply a 'data dump'. The 'database fanatics' think SQL Server on its own can meet the needs of all but the most demanding applications. Can these opposing trends be reconciled? Tony Davis would like to think so.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2008/12/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ebb and Flow of Community

Phil Factor talks a bit about the SQLServerCentral community and how we all get something different from it.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2008/11/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Undocumented Routines: Forbidden fruit.

Phil wonders whether it is time to come up with clear 'best practice' guidelines to cover the use of undocumented routines, and ends up deciding it is a gray area.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2008/11/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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