Steve Jones

Steve Jones has been working with databases and computers for over two decades. He has worked with SQL Server since 1991, from v4.2 through SQL Server 2016. He has been a DBA, developer, and manager in a variety of large and small companies across multiple industries. In 2001 Steve founded SQLServerCentral with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full time editor of SQLServerCentral, as well as an evangelist for Redgate Software. Steve is a 10 year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and lives on a horse ranch in Colorado.

Steve Jones's Sessions

Blogging for the Tech ProfessionalSQLBits 2023

Blogging is a fantastic way to attract prospective employers that want to learn more about skills. This can raise your profile, help you guide the interview process, and even help you become an MVP.

Including Your Database in a DevOps CI/CD ProcessSQLBits 2017

Many organizations want to build software in a DevOps framework, but struggle to include the database. Come see how Continuous Integration, Testing, and Continuous Deliver can work with a database.

Get Testing with tSQLtSQLBits 2015

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.

Branding Yourself for a Dream JobSQLBits 2014

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.

Continuous Integration for DatabasesSQLBits 2014

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.

Searching Binary Data in SQL Server 2012SQLBits 2013

A look at binary data in SQL Server and full-text searching of the content of binary files.

Preparation for DisasterSQLBits 2011

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