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Archives: February 2011

Come Aboard. We’re Expecting You

Those of us over a certain age (read – old as dirt) can remember the theme songs to certain TV shows better than we can the National Anthem. Try these lines out and see if you don’t immediately remember the tune that goes along with them:

  • Come and knock on…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 February 2011

Wednesday Quest: On-Line Demos for Toad Data Analyst and Benchmark Factory

Toad Data Analyst, the Reporting Tool for non-technical types

If you’ve attended any of my public sessions about SQL Server technology, then you might remember that I extend a standing offer to provide a free, long-term license to any of several products from Quest Software, such as Toad for SQL… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 23 February 2011

Totally Awesome and Totally Free Training SQL Server Training

One of the things that I enjoy about working for Quest Software is that we give back copiously to the community.  From activities and offerings like SQLServerPedia, to our free posters mailed anywhere in North America (and don’t forget the free hi-res PDFs for the rest of the world Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 21 February 2011

Adventures in the Land of CloudDB/NoSQL/NoAcid

Cloud, Bunny, or CloudBunny?

Last year, some of my friends from Quest Software attended Hadoop World in New York. In 2009, I never would’ve guessed that Quest would be there with products, community initiatives, as a major sponsor and with presenters?

There were just under 1,000 attendees who weren’t the… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 18 February 2011

Database Maintenance Scripting Done Right

I first wrote about useful database maintenance scripts on my SQLBlog account way back in 2008.  Hmmm – now that I think about it, I first wrote about my own useful database maintenance scripts in a journal called SQL Server Professional back in the mid-1990′s on SQL Server v6.5 or… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 18 February 2011

Have You Heard About Project Lucy?

Lucy, You Got Some 'Splainin to do!

Quest Software’s latest community initiative, Windows Azure-based Project Lucy, has debuted! Project Lucy is part infrastructure analytics, part social media experiment, and part performance data warehouse.

The best things about Project Lucy include:

  • It’s Free – just like our SQLServerPedia website, Project Lucy…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 February 2011

What’s Up With Discovery Wizard for SQL Server?

First, the Good News

Disco, aka Discovery Wizard for SQL Server, like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever" except the pants aren't as tight

I really like the free SQL Server utility from Quest Software, nicknamed “Disco”, that enables you to discover and inventory all versions and editions of Microsoft… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 February 2011

Back in Atlanta! Wed, Feb 9 2011

Me and Adam, er, Aaron

I always enjoy spending time with my friends from Atlanta, as well as meeting folks and making new friends. If you live in the Atlanta area, I hope you’ll join me on the evening of Wednesday, February 9th, 2011.  Details are at the Atlanta SQL… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 7 February 2011

Cloud Evolving, SQL Server Responding

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Brent Ozar (blogtwitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer’s Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 February 2011