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Archives: March 2011

How Do You SKU?

I’d like your opinion here.

Follow my logic here for a moment as I walk through a couple rhetorical questions.  Have you ever had a friend developed an application entirely on SQL Server Developer Edition?  (Not that YOU would ever do such a thing, but maybe you know someone who… Read more

1 comments, 192 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 25 March 2011

How Much Data is a Lot of Data?

It’s always interesting to see the guestimations of the big brains about figures and facts that are hard to verify.  Here’s an example – how much data is computerized today?  I’m not talking about ancient stuff, like the Codex Synaticus (which, incidentally IS on-line at www.codexsynaticus.org).  I’m talking about… Read more

0 comments, 158 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 23 March 2011

Innovation and Invention: Whose Method Is Best?

My Favorite Magazine

There are a lot of reasons why I love The Economist magazine and pay over $100 per year for a subscription.  First of all, it summarizes all of its news articles, big and small, in the first 4-5 pages of the magazine.  Don’t have time to read… Read more

0 comments, 144 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 22 March 2011

Wednesday Quest: Power GUI Integration

Two tools that I really like are PowerGUI, a tool to take all the hard work out of PowerShell scripting, available in both free and paid versions from Quest Software.  You can also get PowerGUI extensions for Visual Studio for free from CodePlex.

Another tool I really like is… Read more

0 comments, 190 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 March 2011

Wednesday Quest: Exciting New Community for Users of Toad for SQL Server

Join the Toad for SQL Server Community!

I was just bragging about how Toad for SQL Server keeps getting better.  In that post, I also pointed out a lot of great resources you can put to work immediately on improving your skills with this great tool.  (Incidentally, there’s a… Read more

0 comments, 192 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 9 March 2011

Wednesday Quest: New Product Training and Documentation

Product documentation and product training are two areas where our customers consistently press us to improve…and one we take if very seriously.

Bold Claims

One of my favorite tools in the Quest Software toolbox for SQL Server (and Oracle) DBAs is called Foglight Performance Analysis, or more commonly, PA.  This… Read more

0 comments, 240 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 March 2011

Integrating Workload Replays into Database Change Management

I would like to make you aware of a recently written paper by Bert Scalzo.  The paper focuses on how DBAs can rely on the Toad and Benchmark Factory to perform database workload replays, ensuring that changes to the databases do not degrade the user experience.

White Paper: Integrating… Read more

0 comments, 196 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 1 March 2011