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.

Articles
Product Watch: Scalable SQL Server Grid with XKoto. Could this be MSSQL's answer to Oracle RAC?
Kevin points out an exciting new third-party product that offers capabilities for SQL Server that are much like Oracle RAC.
The SQL Server Social Networking Scene
Kevin talks about the latest developments in social networking for SQL Server professionals.
Does the down economy have an impact on your job? 1
Kevin wonders if you've seen the economic downturn first-hand.
3 Free Tools that Prevent SQL Injection Attacks 1
Use these utilities to check your environment for vulnerabilities that could put your websites and databases at risk for SQL injection attacks.
Welcome to 2009 and Four Years of Blogging
Kevin talks about the last four years of blogging.
LINQ: Enabling or Entangling? 3
Kevin gives his thoughts on LINQ and SQL Server development.
You got questions? I got answers!
Kevin gives a rundown on several questions he's gotten recently while speaking on SQL Server.
Interpreting Results from SQLIOSIM
Kevin provides more details (thanks to Bob Dorr) on how to use SQLIOSIM.
More Tidbits on SQLIOSIM

The conversation between Bob Dorr and Jose Fortuny also yielded some additional insights in the following discussion.  Keep in mind that Bob and Jose were discussing very specific results from a specific test run and test environment.  However, the conversation provides several useful tips. 

 

Join me this week in Kansas City and St Louis, Plus Podcasts

Much as I hate to look at my own mug, I've started to post some video podcasts.  Check them out at http://sqlserverpedia.com/wiki/Podcasts_and_Presentations.  If you have a Zune or iPod, we've already got them in easy formats.  I'm also interested in hearing your feedback as to what type of topics you'd like to hear about in podcast form.

Where'd that Feature Go?
Kevin describes a resource for finding out which features will be deprecated in future releases of SQL Server.
SQL Server 2008 Extended Events Manager
Use this free tool to create and modify Extended Events sessions and metadata files.
Better Ways to Get Transaction Log Information
Kevin points out a better way that DBCC SQLPERF(LOGSPACE) to find out what's going on in the transaction log.
SQLScripter 6
Use SQLScripter to automate database schema scripting tasks.
Advanced Google Search Techniques
Google numbers do not lie.

Digital Magazine Archives

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From the Blogs
Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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