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

May 19, 2019

SQL Server 2019 is in development, and likely getting close to being released. I mean, it is named 2019, so I assume we're down less than 6 months of time before we start deploying it. One of the decisions that Microsoft will need to make before release is what the costs for each edition will be, as well as the hardware...


May 16, 2019

There's a meme of sorts going around Twitter. It asks for your non-tech jobs, and I've seen some good ones from Grant, Kendra, Erin Stellato, and more. There are some interesting ones, and a few that I'm glad I never had to try. My list is here:
  1. Ice bag packer/delivery
  2. Waiter/bartender
  3. Lawn service...


May 15, 2019

I wrote about serverless applications recently. Not a lot of people are using serverless technology for their code, but a few have had a lot of success. It seems like a move that makes sense, though there are some challenges in managing the code when you deploy functions or snippets instead of an entire codebase. I...


May 12, 2019

I recently installed Microsoft Teams. Not because I wanted to, or because Redgate is abandoning Slack, but because Microsoft requires it for some MVP calls. This replaces Skype for Business (S4B), and while it worked OK, I'm not sure it worked better. In fact, for the use cases I have, Teams feels like an abandonment...


May 9, 2019

SQL Server is releasing a new version of the engine every 12-24 months at this point. That puts pressure on all of us to learn constantly about the changes. Even if we don't look to upgrade all of our existing instances, we can't buy older versions when the new one is released. Often many of us would like to install the...