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Archives: November 2009

The Sequels for SQL Server: The Week of November 27, 2009

Just as an FYI, I’ve added one new slide deck and webcast to http://KevinEKline.com/Slides/, as well as quite a few upcoming user group events where I’m speaking in http://KevinEKline/Upcoming-Events/.

I’m starting a new series called Sequels for SQL Server.  In this series, I point you to sites… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 25 November 2009

Anniversary at Database Trends & Applications Magazine

I was happy to hear that the magazine Database Trends and Applications had recently relaunched their website.  While I’d been a columnist there for a quite a while, I’d never been able to easily find my own articles nor check to see if they’d generated any interest.  DBTA has… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 19 November 2009

Health Data Outcomes

I’ve opined in the past about how strongly I think the health care industry in the USA needs a does of information technology.  One profession making impressive strides in this area is America’s nurses.

On the one hand, we have NDNQI, the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 November 2009

New Goodies from Microsoft – Microsoft Answers and Web Spark

Here are a couple of nifty resources that you should bookmark.

Microsoft Answers

Join the conversation as a community leader through a new, fast-growing Microsoft site called Microsoft Answers.  The site currently focuses on Microsoft’s consumer products starting with Windows Vista.  Throughout the fall (actually, starting on September 28th),… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 November 2009

Clash of the Clouds

The Economist, my favorite news and analysis magazine, published an outstanding briefing and analysis on the coming wars of ascendancy between the major vendors of cloud computing technology and services.  When a technological shift bubbles up into the mainstream news media, the technology has gone through a significant, society-altering… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 15 November 2009

SQL Server 5-Minute Health Check

Quest Software Pain of the Week Webcast: The 5-Minute SQL Server Healthcheck


Join me and Christian Bolton, UK SQL Server MVP and blogger,as we discuss how to quickly evaluate the basic health of your SQL Server environment. You’ll learn about several quick checks you can perform in minutes to… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 11 November 2009

Where you can find me at the PASS Summit

In previous years, I hardly had time to sit down and catch a breather at a PASS Summit.  Between my duties as an officer of PASS, exhibit hall time with Quest Software (my employer), speaking in my own sessions, and meeting with PASS volunteers and community organizers, I was… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 November 2009