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Archives: December 2010

Video: Interview – Part 1: Quest Software

Heather Eichman interviews Kevin Kline, the former President of PASS and strategy manager for the SQL Server business unit at Quest Software.

Posted January 24, 2008.

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 30 December 2010

What’s Your Data Management and Retention Policy? [DBTA]

If managing your corporate data for the long term isn’t currently on your mind, it should be, and in several different ways: cost, performance, business continuity, and compliance. [READ MORE]

Originally posted on Jun 7, 2010

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 December 2010

DBTA: What’s Your Data Management and Retention Policy?

If managing your corporate data for the long term isn’t currently on your mind, it should be, and in several different ways: cost, performance, business continuity, and compliance. [READ MORE]

Posted Jun 7, 2010

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 December 2010

Efficiency and Effectiveness at Work [Video]

In this vblog entry on www.SQLServerPedia.com shows SQL Server expert Kevin Kline discussing his views on how to be both efficient and effective in your day to day and career – aimed at the SQL Server professional, but good for anyone.

Originally posted August 08, 2008.

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 23 December 2010

Video: Efficiency and Effectiveness at work

In this vblog entry on www.SQLServerPedia.com shows SQL Server expert Kevin Kline discussing his views on how to be both efficient and effective in your day to day and career – aimed at the SQL Server professional, but good for anyone.

Posted August 08, 2008.

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 23 December 2010

DBTA: Growing Like Weeds – Explosive SQL Server Grassroots Growth

One thing I really enjoy about the SQL Server community is its vibrancy.  I’ll give you details on the SQL Server community’s explosive growth in a moment, but let’s start by comparing Microsoft SQL Server’s user community with those of other significant database platforms. [READ MORE]

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 21 December 2010

Video: Ensure Optimal Performance When Deploying SQL Server 2005

Kevin Kline will offer insight into best practices for SQL Server 2005 set up, configuration and queries. He will also discuss tuning for both the server and hardware to help an application perform better after it is deployed. This presentation will offer a better understanding of several SQL Server performance… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 December 2010

DBTA: The NoSQL Movement- Hype or Hope?

If you spend any time at all reading IT trade journals and websites, you’ve no doubt heard about the NoSQL movement.  In a nutshell, NoSQL databases (also called post-relational databases) are a variety of loosely grouped means of storing data without requiring the SQL language.  Of course, we’ve had… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 14 December 2010

Plays Well With Others – Can Integrity Be Learned?

In a past post , I talked about the work of Dr. William Cohen, a renowned expert on leadership.  In Dr. Cohen’s work, he describes eight frequently recurring characteristics among excellent leaders, one of which is “absolute integrity”.

However, this characteristic got pushback from several readers.  The general thread seemed… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 11 December 2010

Video: Data Modeling in the SQL Server Space

Join SQL Server MVP and President of PASS, Kevin Kline as he:
* Identifies the issues that can arise from relying only on modeling tools
* Discusses the 10 most common modeling issues you will face when transforming data models from logical (conceptual) to physical
* Describes how to correctly… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 9 December 2010

Paying It Forward With Project Phoenix

Arnie Roland, SQL Server MVP and Doer of Good Deeds

It seems like I’ve known Arnie Rowland (blog | twitter) since the dawn of time.  But it’s really more like the last several years, or at least since Arnie achieved Microsoft MVP status, that I really got to… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 5 December 2010

Plays Well With Others – So You’re the Boss Now…

 I’m frequently asked the following paraphrased question:

I’d been happily plugging away in my job as a {DBA/Dev/Terminator/Warp Drive Engineer} for several years, when I applied for the manager position.  I was surprised and thrilled when I got the job!  But now that I’ve been in the job for a… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 4 December 2010

Video: Microsoft Master Certification Program

On this vblog entry on www.sqlserverpedia.com I describe and discuss the Microsfot MCP (Master Certification Program). I hope this helps anyone that is interested in this program. Enjoy and I look forward to your feedback!

Posted September 09, 2008.

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 December 2010

Microsoft SQL Server High-Availability Videos and Q&A Log

You Want Videos? We Got Videos!

I always enjoy getting the chance to catch up with author, consultant, and Microsoft Clustering MVP Allan Hirt.  Allan and I recently presented two sessions covering an overview of high availability in Microsoft SQL Server and, the following week, a demo of how… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 1 December 2010