17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor
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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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Steve Jones has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Security is becoming more important all the time and SQL Server has a number of options for encrypting data and securing your information. This session examines the various options and demonstrates how to use them in your application.
Everyone wants a job they enjoy and look forward to working at each day. This session will present practical techniques for improving your brand and giving you the chance to interview for the job you want.
Encryption is becoming required in more and more environments, but implementing encryption can dramatically affect performance. Learn how you can maintain high performance while using encryption in your database.
Building software is hard, and we often find that fixing bugs is expensive if they are not caught early. Continuous Integration (CI) has proven to be a valuable technique in improving software quality and this session demonstrates CI for databases.

Previous Sessions

Sooner or later some sort of disaster occur on your SQL Server instance. It might be the destruction of a server, the corruption of a page inside the database, or just the unexpected deletion of some data. When disaster does strike, will you be prepa
A look at binary data in SQL Server and full-text searching of the content of binary files.
Everyone wants a job they enjoy and look forward to working at each day. This session will present practical techniques for improving your brand and giving you the chance to interview for the job you want.
Building software is hard, and we often find that fixing bugs is expensive if they are not caught early. Continuous Integration (CI) has proven to be a valuable technique in improving software quality and this session demonstrates CI for databases.

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FileTable–Adding a file to a folder 16 Apr 2014
At my Filestream/Filetable talk yesterday at SQL Intersection, someone asked me about programmatically adding a file to a Filetable. Easy enough, I thought, since I’d seen someone do this in .NET and was thinking this has to be simple. Turns out it’s not quite so simple. I was assuming that I could ...

Nothing Scheduled 16 Apr 2014
As of right now, my United account has no flights booked. My Hilton Honors account has no hotel rooms reserved. My National account has no car rentals to pick up. And I have nothing scheduled for the rest of 2014. For now. I suspect things will change soon, but it’s a good feeling for now.Filed ...

High Performance Encryption 15 Apr 2014
It is becoming more and more important to protect your data from anyone that should not access it, including the DBA. Learn how you can use column level encryption as well as TDE to protect your data files, with minimal performance impact to your SQL Server instance. This session will look at ...

Smart Gadgets 11 Apr 2014
I saw this post on what a smartwatch should look like and it got me thinking. I’ve got a Kreyos watch coming (I hope) and it fulfills some of the things I was looking for, and a few that the Pebble didn’t. However I wonder where we’ll go with gadgets in the future. My son […]

An Open Letter to Brogrammers 11 Apr 2014
It’s not in the language I would write it in and it’s not necessarily safe for work, but it gets the point across. An Open Letter to Brogrammers One reason I do support Women in Technology, and other groups opposing discrimination. Apart from it’s poor behavior, it’s often ...