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

Jul 24, 2017

I've got an Azure subscription. At least, I think I have just one. I know I have a few Microsoft accounts, across 4 (or more) different email addresses, that I use for various VSTS development purposes, but only one should have any Azure resources. When  I check each of them, I find that I do only have resources (and...


Jul 21, 2017

Someone sent me this post on 40 years of programming. It's a read that laments a few things and complains about many others. Most of the thoughts are opinions, and as such, you may or may not see validity in them. I suspect most of you, like me, see some things are mostly true and some as just false. Since I've been in...


Jul 20, 2017

Really, Management Studio (SSMS) is free as in beer. Go download it today.

I got a note from a reader recently that was complaining about SSMS and the lack of MDI support. This individual mentioned that they would undock windows (something I never do) and if they minimzed the parent, the child windows all disappeared....


Jul 19, 2017

The world is changing quickly, and it's becoming incredibly personalized thanks to digital technologies. I saw a fascinating video from GE on digital twins. These are digital representations of their products, using specific data (sensor, visual, weather, settings, etc.) to build a model of a specific piece of...


Jul 18, 2017

I still can't believe that we'll have a new version of SQL Server this year. After speaking at so many events last year, talking about the new features of SQL Server 2016, it seems crazy that there's a new version coming out a year later. Welcome to the new world of DevOps, fast engineering processes, and the...