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April Omnibus

I freely admit it - I'm a sluggard.  I should be blogging a couple times per week and tweeting in between.  But, for some unknown reason, April has been a tough month to get this in gear.  Hence, I'm putting out an omnibus post to cover all of the stuff I've been up to, instead of the one-off's I usually post when I've got something new to mention.

Isn't it funny how life gets in the way of the stuff we want and intend to do?  As they say - "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", or was that Detroit?  But I digress.

A New Translation!

I don't like to toot my own horn.  [sarcasm on] You can tell that I'm completely honest when I say that since I have a couple blogs and a twitter account. [sarcasm off]  But one thing I'm really proud of is how popular SQL in a Nutshell is.  It's now translated into approximately eight languages, with Russian being the newest language:

I'm even more proud of my lil' girl than that book!

I also had the pleasure of working with another translator and I'm looking forward to having a copy of the book in simplified Chinese soon too!

Lots of Speaking Events Coming!

There will be more details on my Events page soon, but here's the run down on what's just around the corner:

I also have three "Pain of the Week" webcasts schedule with Quest over the next couple months, with great co-hosts like Buck Woody and Grant Fritchey.  The sessions aren't officially scheduled yet, but you can find them here.

Also, a big thanks to the local PASS chapter in Houston for the warm welcome they put out when I spoke there on April 12 and to the fine folks in Chicago for their awesome SQL Saturday on April 17th.

New Articles and Session Recordings

I had a couple new articles come out last month which I either wrote or added commentary too, including Master Data Services could spur SQL Server 2008 R2 migrations appearing at

The PASS DBA Virtual Chapter just posted a recording of my session on SQL Server Internals and Architecture.

I made an appearance on Microsoft's Thrive website as their IT Pro of the Month for March.  I also had the opportunity to work with Steve Wynkoop at his vConference in March.

And don't forget about the incredibly popular Quest vConference that Brent, Ari, and I did on troubleshooting and performance tuning using SQL Server DMV's.  You can get the code samples, download the slides, and rate the presentations at and/or

Published Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:20 AM by KKline

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Mike Walsh said:

Go To The Ant. :-)

When you said sluggard that was the first thing that popped into mind. Knowing you, I am sure you are familiar with the reference. (Proverbs 6)

Though I wouldn't call not blogging and tweeting being a sluggard :-) We're a forgiving audience, especially for The Kevin Kline's of the SQL world.

April 22, 2010 8:58 PM

KKline said:

Ok, Mike, maybe sluggard is too harsh.  But any time I back off my too-busy work schedule, I feel like I've been idle.  Maybe I should reclassify that time in my mind as family times, so that I'll remind myself that it was an investment of time in something of utmost importance to me - the kids.  =^)

April 26, 2010 1:34 PM

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Kevin Kline is a well-known database industry expert, author, and speaker. Kevin is a long-time Microsoft MVP and was one of the founders of PASS,

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