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

Blogs

A First Look at Redgate’s Subsetter

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Azure SQL MI License free?

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Foreign Keys in SQL Data Generator

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A customer recently asked about using FKs in SQL Data Generator, and I decided...

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SQL query i need each Friday count back 6 days and select each ticker record

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Question of the Day

Query Execution Modes

What are the two distinct processing modes that the SQL Server Database Engine can use to process T-SQL statements?

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