Steve Jones

My background is I have been working with computers since I was about 12. My first "career" job in this industry was with network administration where I became the local DBA by default. I have also spent lots of time administering Netware and NT networks, developing software, managing smaller IT groups, making lots of coffee, ordering pizza for late nights, etc., etc.

I currently am the editor of SQL Server Central and an advocate/architect at Redgate Software. I am also the President of SQL Saturday, maintain the T-SQL Tuesday monthly party, and remember our colleagues at sqlmemorial.org.

You can find out more about me on my blog (www.voiceofthedba.com) or LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/way0utwest)
  • Interests: yoga, reading, biking, snowboarding, volleyball

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Data Migration - Quickly Inserting New Data

Migrating data from one SQL Server database to another can be challenging. Steve Jones has a new series that looks at various techniques that he's used to move data into a new database. This one looks at how you can quickly take Excel based data and insert it into a new database without using DTS.

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2004-07-08

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SQL Server Express

SQL Server Express 2005 is a new product that has been released (in Beta) as a followon to the MSDE product. A number of new features as well as complementary products for all of the .NET development tools are now available. Read on for a quick summary of what this new product line is all about.

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2004-07-02

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