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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Mar 24, 2017

Part of a developer's or DBA's career is getting their work released to some system where others can use the system. Some of us may do this more than others, but we all usually have some role, whether in packaging changes up or actually pushing the button that runs a script or copies files to some live server....


Mar 23, 2017

I use TrueDelta to report my car status every month. It's a nice service, allowing car owners to see what experiences others have, and think about which models and years might be a good fit for me. I've tracked multiple cars with their service for the last 3-4 years, with reminders from them every quarter to...


Mar 22, 2017

Over the years I've seen a lot of products launched. I still remember the fanfare around Windows 95, and the efforts to make this an event of sorts, back when virtual events didn't make sense. There have been a few Windows or SQL Server launches ince then, some of which took place at large conferences, but quite...


Mar 21, 2017

I have seen more than a few people note that every company is a software company. Or that every company should be a software company because software is becoming so important. I'm not sure that's true. My mechanic certainly uses software, and he competes well with other businesses by tracking my car, reminding me...


Mar 20, 2017

DevOps is being embraced by more and more companies, but still a minority of organizations that perform software development. There are plenty of software developers, project managers, and operational staff that are comfortable with their own process, even as they may struggle to produce software for their...