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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of 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

Archives: June 2006


    I'm doing a little work on the 70-441 exam book since an author flaked and so I took the exam today to get familiar with the type and format of questions. I passed (woo-hoo!!) with an 800-something, which was good. Especially since I need to write questions and case…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 26 June 2006

How Embarassing

Yesterday (6/22/2006) was the day to send out our monthly vendor mailing. Last year we added a newsletter a month that we'd sell to the vendors to send out a message just from them, nothing else inside. The first few weren't successful, but they've gotten better and they bring in…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 June 2006

Training Center

We kind of opened the training center today. The pages are up, Google's charging us for their nice AdWords, and the announcement is set for Monday's newsletter.

Today was a bunch of emails between Andy, Brian and myself. Andy and I getting the pages setup, the schedule down, and the…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 June 2006