Kevin Kline


Kevin Kline, a longtime Microsoft SQL Server MVP, is a founder and former president of PASS, and the author of SQL in a Nutshell. Kline tweets at @kekline and blogs at

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More Good Tools to Check Out
Kevin points you to an update on Ola Hallengren's popular scripts, plus some new tools.
SQL Server PowerShell Extensions
Automate even the most difficult SQL Server administrative tasks using this free PowerShell script set.
SQL Sets
A new data collection tool from Mike Morris
Disk2Vhd, the Physical to Virtual Converter 2
Kevin points you to a free tool from Microsoft, Disk2Vhd
Database Growth Tracker
Track database growth across multiple SQL Server instances using this CLR stored procedure.
Upcoming Seminar and SQL Saturday in Florida, Oct 13-17
Live in Florida? Kevin points you to SQL Saturday #21 where there are over 50 sessions on tap with great speakers from the area and across the nation, plus five world class seminars mid-week...
Trace Analyzer
A new tool from DBSophic..
Health Data Rights 2
...almost every business ecosystem in the United States has been revolutionized by Information Technology except health care...
Whose Free DMV Monitoring Tool is Better? 1
Kevin points you to two DMV monitoring tool and asks for your feedback. Which do you like better? Why?
Automate and script SQL Server database tasks and schema objects quickly and easily using this set of command-line tools.
New Slide Deck Section Added 2
Kevin tells you where to get the slide decks for some of his most popular sessions.
Great Blogs from Microsoft SQL Server Teams

You might remember my Best of the Blogs post back in February of this year.  The blog post provided a link to all of the SQL Server MVP blogs that I was aware of at the time and, through the comments, many more were added.  I'm fairly sure that you can find almost any good SQL Server MVP on that roll.

Updates to Ola Hallengren's Script Library
Check out updates to Ola Hallengren's tools for database backup, database integrity checks, and database index optimization.
Another Great Tool from Yaniv Etrogi 1
New block detection and alerting scripts.

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From the Blogs
Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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