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
Mar 17, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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