Kevin Kline

Director of Engineering Services, SQL Sentry

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

Posts by Kevin Kline

business intelligence jigsaw puzzle
in Tool Time Blog Jul 02, 2013

What's the Data Modeling Standard for Business Intelligence Systems?

What are the industry standard approaches for modeling dimensional data modelling?....More
Vision road sign
in Tool Time Blog May 06, 2013

Cheaters Never Win, Even in TPC Benchmarks

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....More
in Tool Time Blog Apr 29, 2013

Use TPC Database Benchmarks to Save Money

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....More
SQL Server database planning benchmarks
in Tool Time Blog Apr 22, 2013

Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series

Let's talk about database application benchmarking. This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a....More
in Tool Time Blog Mar 26, 2013

Continued Work Pays Off in the IT Leadership Space

Kevin Kline ranks as a top leadership expert on Twitter. Not only did he make the top 100, he came in at 12!....More
in Tool Time Blog Mar 19, 2013

Is Microsoft SQL Server Supported By...?

Ever wonder if a specific version of SQL Server or another application is supported by a specific virtualization platform? Here's your answer....More
in Tool Time Blog Mar 08, 2013

SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 Released!

SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2012 enables customers to use the Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project templates within....More
in Tool Time Blog Feb 15, 2013

Demo Mastery for the Technology Evangelist

Want to be a better technology evangelist? Here are a variety of tips about how to turn mediocre software demonstrations into outstanding software....More
in Tool Time Blog Feb 11, 2013

Hurray! I Have One of the Top 1% most viewed LinkedIn Profiles

Kevin gets a nice note from Mr. Nishar, Senior Vice President at LinkedIn, but it's really about you....More
in Tool Time Blog Feb 05, 2013

What's It Like on a SQLCruise?

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....More

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