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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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
New Power BI Designer unifies the “power” tools
Jun 3, 2015
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Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum

As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next....More
Evolution of SQL Server continues
Jun 3, 2015
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What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence 1

Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences....More
May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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