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

Dec 29, 2017

This is it. Today ends 2017 for most of us at work and when we come back on Tuesday, it will be a new year. It's kind of amazing to think another year has gone by, though it's been a long year for me. I can barely remember last New Years, though I know I was skiing this time last year with my daughter. Maybe I'll get...


Dec 28, 2017

It's been a good holiday for me. I had a week's vacation with just my wife, a nice holiday with kids, and a relaxing week where I'm trying to get a few things done. I've been away from my home office for two weeks, and it often takes a few days to get used to focusing again at the computer, but I'm getting there. It...


Dec 27, 2017

This is usually a very slow week for most organizations. Staff is on vacation, customers aren't demanding much, and it's entirely possible if you're in the office today that you're a bit grumpy as Monday was Christmas and many of us haven't had quite enough of a holiday this year. With many employees in the same...


Dec 15, 2017

I wrote about shutting down some travel for the foreseeable future. Its been a long couple of years for me. If you look at my speaking schedule, I've presented at an average of 20+ events for the last few years. This year was a few less, but I've had more travel outside of that. By the end of the year, I'll have spent...


Dec 13, 2017

Today is SQL in the City 2017. Once again we're streaming the event online, live from Cambridge in the UK. I've flown over, along with Grant Fritchey and Kathi Kellenberger to entertain you for the day. We'll be broadcasting at 11am in the UK for five hours before we take a short break and return for a 1pm EST start of...