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

in Tool Time Blog Jan 03, 2013

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)

With Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) you can compare your configuration settings to the recommended industry standard....More
in Tool Time Blog Dec 31, 2012

The Year That Was - 2012

2012 marked a bit of a shift in my content creation direction. I've seen an uptick in struggles in the non-IT part of our career - communications,....More
in Tool Time Blog Dec 14, 2012

Learn More About SQL Server IO and Query Tuning in These Webcasts

Join database expert Kevin Kline in two new webcasts for SQL Server users: Storage IO Best Practices and Query Tuning Best Practices....More
in Tool Time Blog Dec 13, 2012

Let's Talk Licensing and Virtualization for SQL Server

Welcome to the Weird, Wild World of SQL Server Licensing. Kevin details many new developments with SQL Server virtualization and licensing....More
in Tool Time Blog Nov 28, 2012

How To Download Free Sessions From PASS

Four ways to download free, streaming media of sessions from the Professional Association for SQL Server....More
in Tool Time Blog Nov 14, 2012

Quick Tip - Speed a Slow Restore from the Transaction Log

During some restore operations on Microsoft SQL Server, the transaction log redo step might be taking an unusually long time.  Depending somewhat on....More
in Tool Time Blog Nov 12, 2012

PASS Summit 2012, Slide Decks

Get the latest slide decks from Kevin Kline's presentations at the PASS Summit 2012 conference....More
in Tool Time Blog Nov 08, 2012

PASS Summit 2012, Day 1

I was stopped several by people who'd attended their first PASS Summit last year. But this year, they were excited to tell me that they'd started....More
in Tool Time Blog Oct 18, 2012

Conquer Your Fear of Virtualization with a Free Day of Training at PASS!

Get tons of free training from House of Brick, one of the USA's top database and virtualization consultancies, at the 2012 PASS Summit!....More
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in Tool Time Blog Oct 08, 2012

The Zombie PerfMon Counter That Never Dies! Quick Tip

The PerfMon counter %Disk time is a bogus performance metric for several reasons....More

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