Tool Time Blog http://sqlmag.com/blog/10101/feed SQL Server tools and tips from Kevin Kline. en What's the Data Modeling Standard for Business Intelligence Systems? http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-data-modeling-standard-business-intelligence-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">What are the industry standard approaches for modeling dimensional data modelling?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-data-modeling-standard-business-intelligence-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-data-modeling-standard-business-intelligence-systems#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Analysis Services Business Intelligence BI BI Business Data Warehouse Business Data Warehouse data warehouse data warehouse SQL Server SQL Server SSAS SSAS Tool Time Blog Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:21:00 +0000 13171 at http://sqlmag.com Cheaters Never Win, Even in TPC Benchmarks http://sqlmag.com/blog/cheaters-never-win-even-tpc-benchmarks <div class="node-body blog-body">In this portion of the series on database benchmarking, I want to tell you about one of my favorite aspects of the TPC benchmarks – CHEATING. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/cheaters-never-win-even-tpc-benchmarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/cheaters-never-win-even-tpc-benchmarks#comments SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration database administration database benchmarking database benchmarking database performance database performance SQL Server SQL Server TPC benchmarks TPC benchmarks Transaction Processing Counsel Transaction Processing Counsel Tool Time Blog Mon, 06 May 2013 14:58:00 +0000 12301 at http://sqlmag.com Use TPC Database Benchmarks to Save Money http://sqlmag.com/blog/use-tpc-database-benchmarks-save-money <div class="node-body blog-body">Today, I would like to give you a primer on how to read the benchmark reports that are published by the major database and hardware vendors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/use-tpc-database-benchmarks-save-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/use-tpc-database-benchmarks-save-money#comments SQL Server Database Administration Tool Time Blog Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:45:00 +0000 12291 at http://sqlmag.com Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series http://sqlmag.com/blog/read-new-tpc-database-benchmarking-series <div class="node-body blog-body">Let's talk about database application benchmarking. This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a journeyman-level DBA and a true master of the trade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/read-new-tpc-database-benchmarking-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/read-new-tpc-database-benchmarking-series#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server Business Intelligence Benchmarking Benchmarking database database Database Administrator TCP TCP Transaction Processing Counsel Transaction Processing Counsel Tool Time Blog Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:21:00 +0000 12281 at http://sqlmag.com Continued Work Pays Off in the IT Leadership Space http://sqlmag.com/blog/continued-work-pays-it-leadership-space-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Kline ranks as a top leadership expert on Twitter. Not only did he make the top 100, he came in at 12!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/continued-work-pays-it-leadership-space-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/continued-work-pays-it-leadership-space-0#comments Tool Time with Kevin Kline Tool Time Blog Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:02:00 +0000 11756 at http://sqlmag.com Is Microsoft SQL Server Supported By...? http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-sql-server-supported <div class="node-body blog-body">Ever wonder if a specific version of SQL Server or another application is supported by a specific virtualization platform? Here's your answer...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-sql-server-supported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-sql-server-supported#comments Blogs Tool Time with Kevin Kline Tool Time Blog Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:51:56 +0000 11751 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 Released! http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-data-tools-business-intelligence-visual-studio-2012-released <div class="node-body blog-body">SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2012 enables customers to use the Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project templates within the Visual Studio 2012 shell. Read more to get the download details.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-data-tools-business-intelligence-visual-studio-2012-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-data-tools-business-intelligence-visual-studio-2012-released#comments Blogs Business Intelligence Integrated development environments Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Visual Studio relational database management systems software Technology_Internet Tool Time with Kevin Kline Tool Time Blog Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:36:00 +0000 11750 at http://sqlmag.com Demo Mastery for the Technology Evangelist http://sqlmag.com/blog/demo-mastery-technology-evangelist <div class="node-body blog-body">Want to be a better technology evangelist? Here are a variety of tips about how to turn mediocre software demonstrations into outstanding software demonstrations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/demo-mastery-technology-evangelist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/demo-mastery-technology-evangelist#comments SQL Server Blogs Tool Time with Kevin Kline Tool Time Blog Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:02:58 +0000 10231 at http://sqlmag.com Hurray! I Have One of the Top 1% most viewed LinkedIn Profiles http://sqlmag.com/blog/hurray-i-have-one-top-1-most-viewed-linkedin-profiles <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin gets a nice note from Mr. Nishar, Senior Vice President at LinkedIn, but it's really about you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/hurray-i-have-one-top-1-most-viewed-linkedin-profiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/hurray-i-have-one-top-1-most-viewed-linkedin-profiles#comments SQL Server Blogs Tool Time with Kevin Kline Tool Time Blog Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:34:02 +0000 10379 at http://sqlmag.com What's It Like on a SQLCruise? http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-it-sqlcruise <div class="node-body blog-body">SQLCruise is, first and foremost, a training event. On each cruise, Tim Ford usually pulls together four or five very well known experts in the industry who, in turn present several hours training.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tool-time-blog">Tool Time Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-it-sqlcruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/whats-it-sqlcruise#comments SQL Server Blogs Tool Time with Kevin Kline Tool Time Blog Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:43:27 +0000 10129 at http://sqlmag.com