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Archives: November 2012

How To Download Free Sessions From PASS

For all members of the Professional Association for Server (PASS), are you downloading slides and videos from all sorts of great PASS events?  If not, what are you waiting for … an invitation?

Ok, here it is.  I invite you to download like a madman!  (How a madman… Read more

1 comments, 2,106 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 November 2012

Quick Tip – Speed a Slow Restore from the Transaction Log

Here’s a quick tip for you:

During some restore operations on Microsoft SQL Server, the transaction log redo step might be taking an unusually long time.  Depending somewhat on the version and edition of SQL Server you’ve installed, you may be able to increase performance by tinkering with the readahead… Read more

4 comments, 1,371 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 14 November 2012

PASS Summit 2012, Slide Decks

Ok, I have to admit the painful truth. I’m reliably slow to the finish line. This year, I got my slides into PASS HQ by the skin of my teeth, the weekend before the event was to begin.  Although I could say with a straight face “I uploaded my slides!”.… Read more

1 comments, 534 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 12 November 2012

PASS Summit 2012, Day 1

One of the most positive experiences I can have, as a former leader of the PASS organization, is when I see a neophyte become a passionate support and champion for the community. On my first day in Seattle, before the event had even begun, I was stopped several by people… Read more

0 comments, 379 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 8 November 2012