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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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 […]

Speaking at SQL Bits XII 18 Apr 2014
I’m heading back to SQL Bits for the third time and I’m excited to be going again. I think that this is my favorite conference, hands down. The large mix of people, the incredibly welcoming hosts and the casual atmosphere make this one of the events I look forward to every year. It also ...

That didn’t last long 17 Apr 2014
Here was my speaking schedule, a page I updated Wed night. Late yesterday I got emails notifying me of acceptance to a new event. Two whole days without something scheduled.Filed under: Blog Tagged: speaking, work

One Database to Rule Them All 17 Apr 2014
This is what you build to juggle 6,000 tweets a second. That’s the headline that caught my eye and it’s about the challenges of Twitter and the data that they handle. Twitter definitely has a tough problem, one that few of us have, but perhaps they can help us learn to better deal with ...

FileTable–Adding a file to a folder 16 Apr 2014
At my Filestream/Filetable talk yesterday at SQL Intersection, someone asked me about programmatically adding a file to a Filetable. Easy enough, I thought, since I’d seen someone do this in .NET and was thinking this has to be simple. Turns out it’s not quite so simple. I was assuming that I could ...