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Jul 09, 2012

One Week Until Louisville!

LouisvilleĀ has a special place in my heart because it was my brother's home for more than 15 years. I spent a lot of time on I-65 traveling from my....More
Jun 25, 2012

Review the New Migration Guide to SQL Server 2012 Always On

Read the new migration guide to SQL Server AlwaysOn for lots of tips on SQL Server's newest high-availability option....More
Jun 20, 2012

Two TechNet Radio Sessions You Don't Want to Miss

Database expert Kevin Kline and friends discuss BigData, Hadoop, cloud databases, and Azure on Microsoft SQL Server 2012....More
May 18, 2012

Azure Trust Services

Microsoft recently launched Trust Services for Windows Azure, an application-level encryption framework that can be used to protect sensitive data....More
May 18, 2012

'Backup Completed' is NOT an Error Message

I recommend that you set your SQL Server to use the startup traceflag DBCC TRACEON (3226) to disable backup success message....More
May 17, 2012

Flexibility When Waiting on Locks

An attendee at a recent performance tuning session wanted ideas to more flexibly react to locks on blocks than using the WITH (NOLOCK) hint....More
May 01, 2012

Build Your Own Microsoft Operations Manager Pack

Want to develop your own Operations Manager Management Pack? Here's how....More
May 01, 2012

How is Microsoft IT using the Cloud?

This IT showcase reveals how Microsoft IT is using Windows Azure for internal projects....More
May 01, 2012

Give A Round of Applause for Microsoft System Center!

Be sure to get the latest updates about Microsoft System Center with these new resources....More
Feb 15, 2012

For Devs - Component Code Challenge and INETA Community Champs

Two quick notes from our friends at INETA: the Component Coding Challenge and INETA Community Champs....More
Jan 09, 2012

Check out updates to Tool Time favorite FineBuild

Check out the latest update for SQL Server FineBuild, a tool which speeds the installation and configuration of SQL Server and associated tools and....More
Jan 02, 2012

New in 2012 - IT Horror Stories

Check out the latest weird, gruesome, and deformed IT horror story from international technology speaker Kevin Kline. Now coming twice per month!....More
Nov 02, 2011

Information Hoarder No More!

Kevin tells you how he is now keeping up with the thousands of blog posts, newsreader feeds, e-newsletters, and social media entries in his....More
Oct 31, 2011

Everybody Needs a Test Harness

Here's a handy little block of T-SQL code to improve code stability....More
Sep 27, 2011

Check out the new release of the SSMS Tool Pack from Mladen Pradjic

Download this powerful and free utility to extend your SQL Server administration capabilities....More
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