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Why Do People Leave a Good Company?

 

When people join a company, it’s usually with a sense of anticipation, of excitement, and of enthusiasm. They are ready to get started and to make a difference. Whether they are an individual contributor or a mid-level manager, the first day at a new company brings with it a… Read more

3 comments, 216 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 5 December 2014

DBTA : Business Intelligence Enhancements in SQL Server 2014

 

Microsoft has been pouring R&D resourcesinto building out its business intelligence (BI) feature set and the upcoming SQL Server 2014 (SQL2014) release will continue that trend. The new release includes enhancements to make data exploration easier, improvements in BI semantic modeling, new offerings to help build and support massive Read more

2 comments, 333 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 1 December 2014

Me and You or Me versus You

 

Have you ever had to deal with a manager or co-worker who made your working life uncomfortable or even miserable? That’s one of the most difficult and emotionally taxing situations for adults all over the world. Each night, after a hard day of dealing with these people, IT pros… Read more

1 comments, 750 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 November 2014

DBTA – For #SQLFamily, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s the holiday season, a time for cheer and goodwill towards men. That got me thinking about the whole “most wonderful time of the year” tune playing in the background and how that has some special implications for the SQL Server world. Here’s a bit of context: I’m writing this… Read more

1 comments, 153 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 28 November 2014

DBTA – Mission Critical Performance Enhancements in SQL Server 2014

 

Microsoft has three major feature sets that they are advancing with SQL Server 2014 (SQL2014). One is called “Mission Critical Performance.”  Microsoft wants to stake out this ground not only as performance enhancements in the relational engine, but also those features which support better data availability, performance, security, and… Read more

0 comments, 178 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 24 November 2014

Put Your New Leadership Knowledge Into Practice

Have you ever tried to hit a golf ball toward the pin, toss a dart at the bull’s-eye, or chuck a fly at a trout? If you’re like most people, your first attempt didn’t come anywhere close to hitting the mark. Your golf ball may have found the woods, your… Read more

1 comments, 145 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 21 November 2014

DBTA – SQL Server 2014 Overview

 

Perhaps this is your first time reading my column or you don’t know much about SQL Server. If either of those are true, then it might be a surprise to you that Microsoft has accelerated the release cadence for SQL Server to around one new release every 18 to… Read more

1 comments, 60 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 17 November 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #59: My Hero!

This month’s edition of T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Tracy McKibben (T|B). I was challenged by Aaron Bertrand (T|B) to participate in this T-SQL Tuesday. I instantly knew what and who I wanted to write about, but my schedule being what… Read more

0 comments, 47 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 15 October 2014

Join Me at the Ft. Lauderdale SQL Saturday on June 14, 2014!

 

Join Me at SQLSaturday #288 in Beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Jun 14 2014 at 3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. Admittance to this event is free, all… Read more

2 comments, 229 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 21 May 2014

Writing and Delivering a Successful Full-Day Technology Seminar

I was recently chatting with the current President of PASS, Thomas LaRock (Twitter | Blog), and Pieter Vanhove (Twitter | Blog), a prominent SQL Server consultant and expert in Belgium, about how I go about building and presenting a full-day technical seminar. In the SQL… Read more

2 comments, 264 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 6 May 2014

Interested in Self-Service Analytics at the PASS Business Analytics Conference?

I don’t know if you’re planning to attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference. But you’ll be missing a ton of great content especially for data, analytics, and business intelligence professionals. There’s still plenty of time to register and, if you use my discount code – BABS2B – you’ll get… Read more

0 comments, 364 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 24 April 2014

Top 10 DBA Mistakes on SQL Server

 

Hear one of my most popular session via streaming media at SQLSentry.TV!

Microsoft SQL Server is easier to administrate than any other relational database on the market.  But “easier than everyone else” doesn’t mean it’s easy.  And it doesn’t mean that database administration on SQL Server is problem free.… Read more

2 comments, 439 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 9 April 2014

Amazingly Useful SQL Server Articles on SQLPerformance.com

Me and Aaron Bertrand, SQL Sentry flagbearers.

One of the things we’ve been working on at SQL Sentry is building up institutional knowledge for the SQL Server community. There are three main ways that we’re doing that on-line:

  1. Hard-core tech articles on SQLPerformance.com, edited by long-time SQL Server MVP…

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2 comments, 298 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 3 March 2014

Join Me on March 14 in Silicon Valley for a Full-Day of SQL Server Configuration Tuning Lessons


 

Join me for a day of

Real World Database Configuration and Tuning for Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Saturday Silicon Valley 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Mountain View, CA

Click HERE to register Now! Seating is very limited!

 

This full-day training event…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 18 February 2014

One Preparation that makes SSMS Crash Dumps Easy to Survive

 

Uh oh!

So you’re plugging along in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) when it suddenly goes belly up. Now you’re staring at various dialog boxes telling you that SSMS crashed. Usually the first dialog box you get will ask you if you’d like to close OR the program. If… Read more

0 comments, 235 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 10 February 2014

What Does a Good Mentor Do for You?

These would be good mentors – me plus Adam Machanic, and Klaus Aschenbrenner

Not long ago, John Sansom (Twitter | Blog) kicked off a SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by asking 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question:

“If you could give a DBA just one… Read more

1 comments, 249 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 13 January 2014

You’re Leading in More Ways Than You Realize

The following is an excerpt from Kevin and Joe Webb’s (Blog | Twitter) monthly IT Pro eNewsletter.

 

You’re Leading in More Ways Than You Realize


It’s that time of year again. The sights and sounds of modern-day gladiators clashing on the gridiron field. If you’re a football…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 8 January 2014

What’s the Hidden Issue in the Recent PASS Bylaw Changes?

The 2004 PASS Board of Directors

On December 19, 2013, the PASS board of directors (BoD) proposed a small and targeted set of bylaw changes in response to CA relinquishing the BoD seats they were entitled to as a Founding Partner in the professional association.

How Did CA Get Involved…

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 31 December 2013

One Piece of Advice for the Aspiring Junior DBA

This post is part of the SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by John Sansom (Twitter | Blog).

“If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?”

John asked 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question. I share my own thoughts… Read more

6 comments, 268 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 10 December 2013

Now Playing: RunAsRadio

I had the privilege last week of talking with Richard Campbell (t), Microsoft MVP and host of the very popular RunAsRadio podcast, a sister-show to the worldwide phenomena known as .NET Rocks!.  Here’s the write-up Richard used to describe the show:

Richard talks to Kevin Kline about… Read more

0 comments, 179 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 December 2013

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