Kevin Kline

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 KevinEKline.com.

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Upgrade to DTLoggedExec
A new release is available from Davide Mauri
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?
AbaPerls
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
Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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