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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: February 2006

Picking Things Apart

One of the challenges in writing about a new version of SQL Server is finding out information, especially for the less than detailed technical topics. Consolidation is an interesting topic because it seems simple in theory, but the details of how to proceed and what to do are harder to…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 20 February 2006

Getting Your Arms Around It

    I've been working on the "Designing a Database Consolidation Strategy" chapter of my book and it's been quite an effort. Around the kids' ice skating lessons, short school weeks, and broken water pipe, I've been researching and digging around the web for information. That's when I wasn't digging a…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 17 February 2006

And Bad Writing

I haven't had time to research the extent, but someone reported plagiarism and the author admitted the code, while "from memory" was tkaen from a book. So I pulled the article.
I'd started an article (again) on this topic for wed.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 February 2006

Good Writing

I left at lunch to hit the gym and then meet a friend. Afterwards I stopped by Starbucks to do some writing with a latte.

I'm not sure what it is, and it's certainly not the quiet, but I think that ambient noise really helps me concentrate. I've gotten some…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 February 2006


This is very interesting.

I've often thought that blogs were a great source of information, but it is more unvetted than normal. Not that an article is necessarily better written or more correct, but in general someone spends more time on it and usually at least two eyes see…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 February 2006