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

Nov 19, 2018

Recently I was pouring over a few questions in the forums and noticed something that I would think is obvious, but apparently it isn't so for other people. A poster was attempting to run a query across multiple databases and needed help structuring code to work in the context of each database. The poster was going back...


Nov 16, 2018

I saw recently that Azure SQL Database is getting a few more Database Scoped Options for that platform. These are intended to give more control over the way in which the engine behaves, without requiring each database on a server to function the same way. I expect to get to the on-premises product at some point, where...


Nov 14, 2018

This is a busy time of year for me, with lots of conferences and other events taking place. It's busy most years, but this past October was especially busy in my life. I've been in New York, London, and Hong Kong during the month, which is quite a spread of time zones. It's been a mix of work and pleasure, and I agreed...


Nov 13, 2018

Volleyball season is approaching. Practice started last week for the team that I'm coaching this year, and I'm excited. I look forward to teaching and competing with a new group of athletes each year. I'll also look forward to a more regular schedule and a bit less traveling for a few months.

In preparation for this...


Nov 12, 2018

I was browsing the Internet and stumbled on a small part of a larger story that struck me. Many of you may have heard of the story of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist for the Washington Post that was killed. I hadn't spent much time reading about the story, and I don't really want to discuss that topic here. The...