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

You can find out more about me on my blog ( or LinkedIn (
  • Interests: yoga, reading, biking, snowboarding, volleyball

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Fun with Computers

The whole entertainment aspect of computing is growing tremendously and we're slowly seeing a convergence in our living rooms of computing capabilites along with entertainment. From rocker chairs with speakers to TiVo-type devices, the Nokia Internet Tablet, and XBOX 360s and Playstations that can enhance our movies.

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The Train to Katmai

We don't have a release date, the final feature set has yet to be released, but slowly I can see the train building steam. This week I found a number of blogs starting to look at various aspects of SQL Server 2008. If you look through the newsletter, you'll see coverage of data compression, clustering […]

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The Sarbanes-Oxley act has become a four letter word to many IT people in the US. Thankfully I only had to deal with it for about 9 months before I left to go work on my own, but it was a long 9 months. Especially since I did half the work with JD Edwards and then did it again with Peoplesoft 🙁

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