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Steve Jones

Steve Jones is currently the editor of SQLServerCentral, employed by Red Gate Software. Steve has been working with SQL Server for two decades at a variety of large and small companies. Steve has spent time as a hiring manager as well as a technical DBA, easily moving back and forth between these positions at different employers. He has managed Windows networks, functioned as a production DBA, development DBA, software developer, and DBA manager. His work has included start-up as well as Fortune 1000 companies in the power, financial, education, and software industries. He currently has his dream job managing the largest SQL Server community on the Internet from his ranch in Colorado and writes a daily editorial at SQLServerCentral.
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DevConnections 2014 16 Sep 2014
It’s time for Devconnections again, and I’m back in Las Vegas for the conference. This is a great conference if you work with a variety of Microsoft technologies, or want to learn about something in addition to SQL Server. We have some great SQL Server talks, but if you want to pop over and learn ...

We’re On 16 Sep 2014
We crossed the $10k mark for the Argenis Without Borders campaign, meaning that Brent, Grant, Adam, Gail, and myself will join Argenis in dressing up in colorful costumes at the PASS Summit. I’ve already purchased a few things, and I’m ready. I’d like to thank everyone that donated, as this is a ...

Better Presentations–Zoom 15 Sep 2014
This is part of a series of tips for speakers on how to make your presentations better. I’ve given around 30 presentations a year for the last few years, and easily a dozen a year for a number of years before that. I visit events all over the US and in the UK at schools, […]

Sabbatical–Finally 15 Sep 2014
My company, Red Gate software, has given me a 6 week sabbatical. I’m documenting the time with all the posts under a tag if you want to follow along. The sabbatical is over, but I’m still catching up on things. I started working on my flagpole on June 3, mainly by starting to build a […]

The Ten Commandments for DBAs 15 Sep 2014
I like lists, and this list certainly caught my eye: the 10 commandments of database management. It’s from a lead database architect that has experience with a variety of RDBMS’s as well as NoSQL technologies. It’s an interesting list, and one that tries to cover all the aspects ...