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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How Would You Design This: Scheduling Classes

One of the challenges for many database developers is coming up with a good design that not only meets the specifications but also performs well in queries. Relational databases often seek some level of normalization, which reduces the update load for a system but might require more effort work from developers to write queries. Many […]

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SQL Server 2022 Build List

This is a list of the builds for SQL Server 2022. There are other build lists available here. A list of all the builds that I can find and install on my Build VM. If you find a build not listed here, please let the webmaster know (webmaster at All builds are listed in reverse […]

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Using Power BI to Analyze My Travels

As a data professional, I have some fun with data in my life. I like numbers, and I like tracking things. I've written posts about my year in numbers, and recently noted the states I've visited. Like many of you, I've sometimes used this data to practice a skill, maybe learn to ETL or query […]

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Microsoft Build Announcements for Data Professionals

This week was Microsoft Build. After four years, it was back in person in Seattle and available online. I didn't attend in person, but I did watch a number of sessions and also went through the Build 2023 Book of News. You can download the book if you want, as it provides a lengthy list […]

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