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

Sep 21, 2017

Cloud computing is growing fast. The leader, Amazon and Microsoft, continue to show more and more customers using their platforms every quarter. I do truly think that an increasing number of organizations are thinking cloud first for application development. That doesn't mean all systems, nor does it mean that they...


Sep 20, 2017

I once had a job interview with a large group of employees at a company. They were arranged around a table, with me at one end. The interview was a round robin affair, with someone asking me a question and me answering. They would take turns, going around the table for a couple hours. Not the easiest or...


Sep 19, 2017

I was reminded of the ways I've looked for jobs by a post from the Job Headhunter about library time. Rather than looking for what jobs are available, the recommendation is to take a targeted approach of using the library as a place to focus your energies and find the job that you really want, or at least type of job...


Sep 18, 2017

This year at the PASS Summit, Dr. Rimma Nehme (b|t) will give another keynote address. She has spoken at a number of previous Summits, and is a very popular speaker. This time her topic is CosmosDB, which is where she's been working at Microsoft for some time. I was lucky enough to see Dr. Nehme at Build 2017 talk some...


Sep 15, 2017

Microsoft does listen to us. They've made a number of changes in SQL Server 2016/2107 in response to community votes and requests. The main way to make these is through Connect, though keep in mind that lots of items get filed, and I don't know how much consideration is given to suggestions for improvements and...