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Join Me at the Ft. Lauderdale SQL Saturday on June 14, 2014!

 

Join Me at SQLSaturday #288 in Beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Jun 14 2014 at 3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. Admittance to this event is free, all… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 21 May 2014

Writing and Delivering a Successful Full-Day Technology Seminar

I was recently chatting with the current President of PASS, Thomas LaRock (Twitter | Blog), and Pieter Vanhove (Twitter | Blog), a prominent SQL Server consultant and expert in Belgium, about how I go about building and presenting a full-day technical seminar. In the SQL… Read more

1 comments, 197 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 6 May 2014

Interested in Self-Service Analytics at the PASS Business Analytics Conference?

I don’t know if you’re planning to attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference. But you’ll be missing a ton of great content especially for data, analytics, and business intelligence professionals. There’s still plenty of time to register and, if you use my discount code – BABS2B – you’ll get… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 24 April 2014

Top 10 DBA Mistakes on SQL Server

 

Hear one of my most popular session via streaming media at SQLSentry.TV!

Microsoft SQL Server is easier to administrate than any other relational database on the market.  But “easier than everyone else” doesn’t mean it’s easy.  And it doesn’t mean that database administration on SQL Server is problem free.… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 9 April 2014

Amazingly Useful SQL Server Articles on SQLPerformance.com

Me and Aaron Bertrand, SQL Sentry flagbearers.

One of the things we’ve been working on at SQL Sentry is building up institutional knowledge for the SQL Server community. There are three main ways that we’re doing that on-line:

  1. Hard-core tech articles on SQLPerformance.com, edited by long-time SQL Server MVP…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 3 March 2014

Join Me on March 14 in Silicon Valley for a Full-Day of SQL Server Configuration Tuning Lessons


 

Join me for a day of

Real World Database Configuration and Tuning for Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Saturday Silicon Valley 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Mountain View, CA

Click HERE to register Now! Seating is very limited!

 

This full-day training event…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 18 February 2014

One Preparation that makes SSMS Crash Dumps Easy to Survive

 

Uh oh!

So you’re plugging along in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) when it suddenly goes belly up. Now you’re staring at various dialog boxes telling you that SSMS crashed. Usually the first dialog box you get will ask you if you’d like to close OR the program. If… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 10 February 2014

What Does a Good Mentor Do for You?

These would be good mentors – me plus Adam Machanic, and Klaus Aschenbrenner

Not long ago, John Sansom (Twitter | Blog) kicked off a SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by asking 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question:

“If you could give a DBA just one… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 13 January 2014

You’re Leading in More Ways Than You Realize

The following is an excerpt from Kevin and Joe Webb’s (Blog | Twitter) monthly IT Pro eNewsletter.

 

You’re Leading in More Ways Than You Realize


It’s that time of year again. The sights and sounds of modern-day gladiators clashing on the gridiron field. If you’re a football…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 8 January 2014

What’s the Hidden Issue in the Recent PASS Bylaw Changes?

The 2004 PASS Board of Directors

On December 19, 2013, the PASS board of directors (BoD) proposed a small and targeted set of bylaw changes in response to CA relinquishing the BoD seats they were entitled to as a Founding Partner in the professional association.

How Did CA Get Involved…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 31 December 2013

One Piece of Advice for the Aspiring Junior DBA

This post is part of the SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by John Sansom (Twitter | Blog).

“If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?”

John asked 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question. I share my own thoughts… Read more

6 comments, 206 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 10 December 2013

Now Playing: RunAsRadio

I had the privilege last week of talking with Richard Campbell (t), Microsoft MVP and host of the very popular RunAsRadio podcast, a sister-show to the worldwide phenomena known as .NET Rocks!.  Here’s the write-up Richard used to describe the show:

Richard talks to Kevin Kline about… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 December 2013

Coming to the PASS Summit?

Are you coming to Charlotte next week for the PASS Summit?  Let’s connect!  When ever it’s open, I’ll be in the Exhibit Hall at the SQL Sentry booth unless I’m delivering a session or something of that nature.  Here’s the sessions I’ve got on the calendar -

Tue, Oct… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 11 October 2013

Wait Statistics in SQL Server

When it comes to troubleshooting in relational databases, there’s no better place to start than wait statistics.  In a nutshell, a wait statistic is an internal counter that tells you how long the database spent waiting for a particular resource, activity, or process.  Since wait statistics are categorized by type,… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 9 October 2013

Fall 2013 Tour Dates

I was just looking at my upcoming tour dates, trying to get my head around the fact that I’ll be logging about 40,000 miles in just 8 weeks. What’s not to love about working with our fine TSA Agents dozens of times in the next couple months, I ask you?… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 23 September 2013

New Windows and SQL Azure Resources for the IT Pro

Thanks to Microsoft DPE for the Central Region, Keith Mayer (blog | twitter), for these great tips!

  • Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM bits available on MSDN and TechNet subscription sites. This is the version I’m waiting for since it fully preserves the Start menu.…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 17 September 2013

Now Playing on SSWUG TV!

Hi friends,

I know a lot of you regularly read my blog either on my home page at KevinEKline.com, on SQLBlog.com, or one of the locations where it’s syndicated. And you may also regularly take in my content on SQLSentry.TV or my monthly column on Database Trends &… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 10 September 2013

Windows Azure and SQL Database News

This morning Microsoft released some great updates to Windows Azure.  These new capabilities include:

  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Support: General Availability support with Windows Azure Virtual Machines for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Notification Hubs: General Availability Release of Windows Azure Notification Hubs (broadcast push notifications for Windows 8, Windows Phone,…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 14 August 2013

New on DBTA.com: Database Benchmarking Tools, the final article in the database benchmarking series

In the last several articles on Database Trends & Applications, I’ve been describing the benefits of reading and analyzing the benchmarking case studies released by the Transaction Processing Council. I’ve given you from a broad overview of the TPC benchmarks and shown ways that the vendor-published TPC benchmarks… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 24 July 2013

The New PASS Executive Committee of 2014

I’m sure you can understand the high level of interest I have in the internal affairs and governance of PASS.  After all, I was one of the founders of the organization way back in 1999 and was president for four years from 2003 through 2006 (fondly remembered as “the… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 19 July 2013

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