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

Jul 18, 2018

Whether you like the idea of the GDPR (and the new California law), I'm sure you agree that these laws will likely change our data handling in business. Even if they are weakened through legal challenges, many companies have already started to comply and change some of their practices. 

I've written about the GDPR...


Jul 17, 2018

With the accelerating pace of development and more frequent releases, we are seeing a bunching up of SQL Server support milestones. From 2008 through 2016, we had a new version every two years. Last year we saw another version, which means 5 versions in a ten year span. With 5 years of main support and 5 of...


Jul 16, 2018

I can still remember learning to store data in files, reading one record at a time, testing for end of lines and end of files. It was slow and cumbersome, but for a teenager, it was amazing. We built applications that could help run Dungeon and Dragons games, and the ability to store information about our games was...


Jul 13, 2018

I was awarded the Microsoft Data Platform MVP designation in July 2018. I've been honored to receive this designation since 2008, though the award doesn't drive my work. I started writing articles to help others get better with their work, just as I got help from others before me. That was the goal of SQLServerCentral,...


Jul 12, 2018

With the GDPR now being enforced in the European Union, there are plenty of companies that are getting concerned about the potential fines from regulatory authorities if they aren't complying with the law, or at least, making an attempt. There certainly is leeway for regulators to adjust fines or give warnings if a...