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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: May 2007

The Developer Differences

Here we are starting to see information on Katmai and I'm just getting around to an article comparing SQL 2005 and 2000. I had someone post a question a month or so ago and I couldn't find a good answer. So I created one.

As I was going through it,…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 22 May 2007

The BI World

It's been an interestng week here at the Microsoft BI Conference in Seattle and a first for me happened this morning. I was going over to the Steve Ballmer keynote and I got told "press" wasn't allowed in the session. So a young lady picked me out of the stream…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 May 2007

No Excuse

I know writing and working on SQL Server is hard. It's a huge project and just managing that is hard. Andy and I argue about this all the time when we find things wrong. My feeling is that once a single person can't keep the entire project organized themselves, it…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 4 May 2007


Despite being without power for a few days, a hectic scramble at work to get things done, and kids off from school, I managed to take and pass the 70-431 exam last Friday. I had the book from Jordan and whoever (Sybex) that covered the exam and I spent a…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 May 2007