The best emotion to describe how I’m feeling is ‘astounded’. I’m astounded that I’m in such august company to be speaking the SQLIntersection (#iSQL) conference. Read the blog post from my first SQL Server mentor, Kimberly Tripp, which tells you all about SQLintersection.
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SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2012 enables customers to use the Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project templates within the Visual Studio 2012 shell. The components are delivered as a web download on the Microsoft Download center and will be available through Web Platform Installer. This release is the… Read more
In the same way that the finest presentations involve much more than the simple relaying of information, the finest software demos are much more than just presenting features.
REMEMBER: The goal of a demo is to INSPIRE the audience to use the software/technology, not to teach them every nuance of… Read more
I just got this email from LinkedIn about my profile (that’s http://www.linkedin.com/in/kekline in clear text).
Recently, LinkedIn reached a new milestone: 200 million members. But this isn’t just our achievement to celebrate — it’s also yours.
I want to personally thank you for being part of our… Read more
I always seem to get a question or two along the lines of “What’s it like on a SQLCruise?” as I present at various conferences, SQL Saturdays, and user group meetings. Since we just finished up the 2013 Miami SQLCruise, I thought it’d be a good time to… Read more
2012 was, simply stated, a year that kicked my butt. When I wasn’t struggling professionally, I was struggling personally. Health issues, culminating in a diagnosis of Type II diabetes, and the passing of my father soon after Thanksgiving marked my biggest struggles. I apologize to those of you who are… Read more
I’m doing two new webcasts next week on Wednesday, December 19th, one in the morning and the other after lunch.
SSDs are a Game Changer for SQL Server Storage
No, don’t let the title mislead you. This session is not exclusively about SSDs. But this is my first session… Read more
I have two new articles up on Database Trends & Applications magazine. I’d love to get your thoughts and feedback!
Welcome to the Weird, Wild World of SQL Server Licensing
Not long in the past, SQL Server licensing was an easy and straightforward process. You used to take one… Read more
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
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
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
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
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Presented by my buddy, David Klee at House of Brick, one of the nations top VMWare consultancies specializing in Oracle and SQL Server deployments.
David has a great write-up of this boot camp at http://www.davidklee.net/2012/10/01/virtualizing-your-business-critical-sql-servers-free-boot-camp-by-house-of-brick/.
The PerfMon Counters That Just Won’t Die
It’s always a feel-good experience for me to return to SQL Saturday in Orlando, the place where SQL Saturdays were started by Andy Warren (Twitter | Blog). On this trip, I delivered a full-day, pre-conference seminar on Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning SQL Server. I also delivered a session… Read more
I was chatting with my buddy, Buck Woody (Twitter | Blog), about a week ago and we were discussing that it’s pretty hard to put together the entire history of SQL Server. Then the thought hit me that I’d already done this, to a degree, in my book… Read more
Relational?!? Move On, Geezer!
Maybe you’re thinking that relational databases management systems (RDBMSs), like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, are going the way of punched cards and rotary phones. After all, there’s been a lot of hype these days in the IT media about the rise of so-called NoSQL… Read more
PASS SQL Saturdays are free 1-day training events for IT professionals interested in Microsoft SQL Server, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, all happen through the efforts of local volunteers. The leadership team of the local chapter of PASS here in Nashville (Facebook | LinkedIn) have worked… Read more
I had the honor of traveling the great state of Colorado last week, speaking at the PASS chapters in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver. At all three events, we had a stellar attendance and, at least in Denver, broke all the records in recent memory both in… Read more