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Archives: April 2011

Business Intelligence Careers SearchSQLServer.com Interview

I had a very interesting conversation recently with a good friend of mine.  She’s at the top of her game as a first class enterprise DBA in a major medical institution.  She was interested in my career advice because she’d recently received an unsolicited invitation for a higher paying job…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 29 April 2011

SQL People Interview

Many thanks to Microsoft SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard (blog | twitter) for conducting a series of interviews of prominent SQL Server types, including me.  The interview found here.

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Enjoy!

-Kev

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 April 2011

Free Webcast Series: Patterns and Practices in Database Administration

SSWUG.ORG’s virtual webcasts will prepare the “Accidental DBA” for patterns and practices they will experience in their role as a database administrator. I will provide easy-to-understand insights and realistic examples for professionals who have not had any formal DBA training. By the end of our four-part series, you should have… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 27 April 2011

Leadership, Management, and SQLRally

Transparency – A Great Leadership Quality

I’ve always appreciated how Andy Warren (blog| twitter) operates in the most transparent manner, especially as it relates to his role as a director for the Professional Association for SQL Server. For example, Andy’s latest blog post about prepping for… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 25 April 2011

Funny Things You’ll Hear at the “Leadership for IT Professionals” at the 2011 SQLRally

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The 2011 PASS SQLRally is just about one month away and it’s high time I highlighted some of the important things you’ll be hearing about in my precon seminar Leadership and Team Management Skills for the IT Professional. Just to set the context, many of us… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 18 April 2011

And the winner of the SQLBits8 Pub Quiz is… [drumroll please]

Carley had to rescue me from the bingo set!

Wow – what a great trip through Europe!  Normally, I bounce back after a day of downtime when dealing with jet lag.  Basically, when we land in whatever eastward time zone I’ve flown to, I stay up until a reasonable bed… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 18 April 2011

SQLBits and Events in Dublin, Koln, and Malmo

MVP Rob Farley Channeling the Inner Viking at SQLBits, Oct 2010

SQLBITS

One of the top highlights of my year is when I get to visit the great cities of Europe and meet with the great IT professionals there.  Last October, I was able to visit several cities in Europe Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 5 April 2011

SQLServerPedia Has a New Editor-in-Chief. Oh no, it’s Me!

Attrition has taken its toll once again as a few good friends  move from being colleagues to being former colleagues.

As a result of the folks moving on to bigger and better things, I’m now stepping up in to the roll of editor-in-chief of SQLServerPedia.  This roll is mostly about… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 4 April 2011