17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor
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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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Steve Jones has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Security is becoming more important all the time and SQL Server has a number of options for encrypting data and securing your information. This session examines the various options and demonstrates how to use them in your application.
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.
Encryption is becoming required in more and more environments, but implementing encryption can dramatically affect performance. Learn how you can maintain high performance while using encryption in your database.
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.

Previous Sessions

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.

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The Powershell Challenge Update 22 Apr 2014
I’ve fallen down on my challenge over the last month. It’s been a content time, with me working more towards presentations and writing most of Mar and April to meet deadlines and commitments. I also let my calendar reminder die in Feb and didn’t renew it. As a result, here I am, 6 ...

Due Diligence 22 Apr 2014
I often talk with people about building their brands and finding a way to ensure they are a highly desirable employee. One of the ways that I think people can do this is with a technical blog about their career. Having a technical blog allows someone to show off their skills in a particular area. ...

Consolidation Matters 21 Apr 2014
Throughout my career I’ve been looking to consolidate SQL Servers when I find them. The typical employer I’ve had usually grows their IT infrastructure over time and many projects look like this: Build or buy a software package Buy a new server Install SQL Server and one database for ...

FileTables–Inserting Directories from T-SQL 21 Apr 2014
Creating a directory in a Filetable share is easy. It looks like this: It’s hard to see, but this was a right click, New, Folder in the share from Windows Explorer. However what about creating a directory from T-SQL? That’s almost as easy. I created that folder above by running this code: -- create ...

Advice for Newcomers 18 Apr 2014
A friend recently was asked to give a presentation on their career to a group of 12 year olds. It was a challenge to engage the students, and my friend was surprised that very few of the kids were interested in technology. I was disappointed as well since I think this is a great career […]