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Archives: April 2012

Give A Round of Applause for Microsoft System Center!

I hope you’ve taken a few minutes to peek in on the nice refresh that’s happened on a bunch of the System Center engineering blogs.  Good things are afoot there.  And if you haven’t checked in, avail yourself of these great resources:

System Center: Service Manager

System Center: Operations Manager Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 30 April 2012

SQLMag = SQL Server Pro. Goes all-digital!

I was recently chatting with Megan Keller, my long-time editor for the Tool Time column and Executive Editor at SQL Server Pro, DevProConnectionsand SharePoint Pro.

I’ve subscribed to SQLMag ever since it was first put to print back in the late 1990′s.  (That’s a pic of… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 27 April 2012

New White Paper: SQL Server Extended Events and Notifications

Download the new white paper: How to Use SQL Server’s Extended Events and Notifications to Proactively Resolve Performance Issues

SQL Server comes with a wide array of tools for monitoring your environment. There are logs and traces that provide information when errors occur, but these are often used passively to… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 25 April 2012

SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization in Jacksonville, FL on April 27th

One last reminder –  If you’re interested in learning more about troubleshooting and optimizing SQL Server performance, please consider coming to the full-day seminar I’ll be giving this Friday.  Full details are here: http://sqlperftuning.eventbrite.com/.  We’ll be working some exercises, so bring your laptop with an instance of SQL Server… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 23 April 2012

ITPro, Re-architect Your Life

Have you ever found yourself wanting to make a major shift – in skills, in roles, in relationships? One of my good friends, Jimmy May (Blog | Twitter), accomplished a set of major career and lifestyle revisions including relocating to Redmond, taking on a huge new level of… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 12 April 2012