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The Voice of the DBA

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: March 2019

Thinking about Setup and Installation

I’m working the first section of a basic administration course, and the first part of this is installing SQL Server 2019. I built a similar course a few years back for SQL Server 2016, but the world has changed. As I review the requirements for installation, it’s interesting to note… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 22 March 2019

Two Weeks to #sqlinthecity Streamed

It’s just two weeks until the SQL in the City Streamed starts up again in 2019. I’m ready to travel to the UK and join Kendra, Grant, Kathi, and fellow Redgaters for a few hours of training and learning. We’ll be broadcasting live from the Redgate office, and I hope… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 20 March 2019

A Week of SQL Server 2019

I’m in Redmond, or Bellevue, or somewhere nearby. Not completely sure where the Microsoft MVP Summit is this week (as I write this). I’ve got travel planned, so I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

In any case, I can’t talk about anything I see this week for now, but I… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 18 March 2019

The T-SQL Tuesday #112 Cookie

It’s T-SQL Tuesday again, and I’m writing in response to Shane O’Neil’s invitation about cookies. Read what he asks and this will make more sense.

As always, if you want to participate, write a post on your blog and follow the rules on the invite.

If you want to… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 March 2019

Enter our Database #DevOps Contest

Share your story and you could win. Enter as often as you like before Mar 20.


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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 March 2019

Pausing the Learning for March

In my last update, I was disappointed with my February progress. Busy with life and work, I didn’t do much reading or practicing. The latter is really the important part.

I started March thinking I’d do a bit more, but I realize that won’t happen. I tried a little… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 March 2019

Pushing SQL Change Automation Code to Azure DevOps

Making changes on your own system for a SQL Change Automation project is great, but if you’re the only one using the project, it might feel like a lot of overhead. I’d argue it isn’t and it’s a better way of building software, but that’s a separate discussion.

For most… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 March 2019

Practical Web Scraping–More Reading

As part of my learning goals for 2018, I wanted to work through various books. This is part of  my work with Python.

It’s the end of the month, and I’m behind. I know it’s a short month, but it’s not that short. I had time to read the… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 March 2019