4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London


Steve Jones

Steve Jones is currently the editor of SQLServerCentral, employed by Red Gate Software. Steve has been working with SQL Server for two decades at a variety of large and small companies. Steve has spent time as a hiring manager as well as a technical DBA, easily moving back and forth between these positions at different employers. He has managed Windows networks, functioned as a production DBA, development DBA, software developer, and DBA manager. His work has included start-up as well as Fortune 1000 companies in the power, financial, education, and software industries. He currently has his dream job managing the largest SQL Server community on the Internet from his ranch in Colorado and writes a daily editorial at SQLServerCentral.
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Sooner or later some sort of disaster occur on your SQL Server instance. It might be the destruction of a server, the corruption of a page inside the database, or just the unexpected deletion of some data. When disaster does strike, will you be prepa
A look at binary data in SQL Server and full-text searching of the content of binary files.
Everyone wants a job they enjoy and look forward to working at each day. This session will present practical techniques for improving your brand and giving you the chance to interview for the job you want.
Building software is hard, and we often find that fixing bugs is expensive if they are not caught early. Continuous Integration (CI) has proven to be a valuable technique in improving software quality and this session demonstrates CI for databases.
tSQLt is a testing framework that is designed to help you write repeatable, isolated tests against your database code. In this session we will briefly examine the goals of testing, and introduce tSQLt with a variety of demonstrations.
Everyone wants a dream job that they enjoy going to each week. Steve Jones will give you practical tips and suggestions in this session that show you how to better market yourself in today's competitive world.

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Downloading SQL Saturday data 26 Jan 2015
I wanted to find out how many SQL Saturday’s I’d spoken at and how I ranked with others. I got a spreadsheet from Kendal Van Dyke at one point, but it was quickly out of date. However Kendal mentioned that there was an XML document on the site, and I looked. Sure enough, there is, ...

Deploy the Database First 26 Jan 2015
One of the patterns I’ve seen in some environments is people are trying to deploy changes rapidly to their database backed applications. That’s not news, but what is interesting is some of them are staging the deployment of the database changes first. Not as in I deploy database changes ...

Saying No – Feb 28 and Mar 28 23 Jan 2015
I hate skipping events. If I could, I’d go to all SQL Saturdays each year, but I can’t make them all, and I can’t travel every weekend. I can’t really travel two weeks in a row as it puts stress on my and my family, and with our busy lives, it takes me away from […]

Custom SSMS 23 Jan 2015
In my career, I’ve gotten used to working with SSMS on a variety of machines. It seems that as I toiled in various environments, I’d often connect to different SQL Server hosts, or use various consoles that only had the stock Enterprise Manager/SSMS environments installed. I do like ...

SQL Bits XIV 22 Jan 2015
I’m heading back to London for SQL Bits XIV in March. This is my favorite conference, and I’m excited and honored to be selected to present. This year the conference goes to four days, and it’s an amazing set of sessions being offered at a very reasonable price. You can get a full ...