Steve Jones


Steve Jones is a DBA with, an e-learning provider, and a regular columnist at He has worked with SQL Server since 1991.

Session 1: Writing Cleaner Code 

Running Time: 88 minutes |

This session will examine ways to write better code by using CTEs to simplify queries, implement error handling to deal with problematic data, and show a few tips and tricks for writing code quicker and generating enough test data to properly evaluate your queries.

Session 2: Intermediate Queries 

Running Time: 62 minutes |

We'll examine a few intermediate techniques for efficient queries. We start with tally tables and calendar tables, showing practical uses of each. We will then look at pivoting data to display row data as column data and vice versa.

Session 3: Windowing Functions in SQL Server 

Running Time: 66 minutes |

In this session, we'll examine the windowing functions in SQL Server that allow you to efficiently query data in groups, or partitions, and answer complex questions such as running totals and ranking results into percentiles.

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