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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: January 2008

Thoughts and Prayers

 Ken Henderson passed away this past week. I found out about it from the MVP forums as well as from Manageability team.

The whole community remembers Ken and we are hoping to hear from his family soon and see if we can hep in any way. Flowers have been… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 January 2008

Journalism Ethics

I try to be pretty careful about what I write about, and now being an MVP and actually getting information sent to me, on the record, but under NDA, I'm especially careful. It's cramping my style slightly, though more I have to think about whether or now I can actually… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 27 January 2008

A Holiday Posting

It's Martin Luther King, Jr. day here in the US where we remember the famous civil rights leader. So my kids are home from school, which always makes for an interesting workday. Since I need to get a few podcasts and editorials polished, shot, and edited, this might be a… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 21 January 2008

The Interviewer is Wrong

Michael Coles had an interesting post about a job interview a friend went on. The person answered questions correctly, but the interviewer told him he (or she) was wrong.

It's a good situation to think about and it's probably one I'll editorialize about at some point. And it's something that's… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 17 January 2008

MVP Chat

My first MVP chat was today, a monthly hour long session where we have a Microsoft representative and we all call in to chat about whatever. I'm not completely sure what we're supposed to be doing as we went through a few bugs, things we hear about in the community,… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 17 January 2008

Covert It Live

 I watch the Geekbrief update a few times a week, partially to see new gadgets and partially to see how they do the filmmaking. I haven't incorporated their stuff, but it's interesting to see how they do things. They're more Mac focused in some ways and so they went to… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 January 2008

Hot Subtract

 Over the last few weeks I've seen a few posts about the new Hot-Add CPU feature in SQL Server 2008. I think it's pretty cool and I've been wanting something like this for years. I managed a large IBM server at one point with AIX (manager managed, not technical managed)… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 14 January 2008

A Lower Level of Noise

I finally got set up to access the MVP newsgroup server today while I was working on some other projects. There are tons of projects in a newsgroup/Usenet type format, mostly for every technology for which there is an MVP. I subscribed to the SQL Server one as well as… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 January 2008

A New Year's Present

I awoke this morning, rather later than usual after a small get together with some friends, and came down to check email and make sure the site was still working. Sitting down with coffee and breakfast and checking email is a regular event with me, probably close to 350 or… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 January 2008