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  • New Webcast - SQL Server Internals & Architecture

    Join me tomorrow for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter meeting SQL Server Internals & Architecture. It's the most fun you'll ever have learning about the inner workings of a relational database - I promise! Click here to register. You don't have to register to attend.  But if you register today, you'll be entered into the drawing to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 23, 2010
  • 2009: The Year in List Form

    Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter), I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009. (From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade yet.  Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with alarming frequency throughout ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 5, 2010
  • Like PowerShell for SQL Server?

    Check out my new Tool Time column in this month's SQL Server Magazine. It features some great new PowerShell scripts and information from Chad Miller (blog) who I had the pleasure to meet in person back in October of this year while speaking at the SQL Server of central Florida and at SQL Saturday #21. In addition, I'd like to point out a free ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 14, 2009
  • Old Performance Tuning Recommendations Die Hard

    It’s interesting to me that old and inaccurate performance tuning recommendations seem to have a life of their own.  In some ways, old performance tuning recommendations are like the Undead from some kind of cheesy, 1970’s zombie movie – no matter how many times you shoot them, they just keep coming back.   Here’s a good case in point, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 23, 2009
  • DBA Automation Roundtable Discussion

    My favorite event at Microsoft's TechEd 2008 conference held in Orlando this year was a roundtable discussion about automating DBA work with several other SQL Server experts.  The session was moderated by Allen White and included myself, Dan Jones (of Microsoft), Steve Jones (of SQL Server Central fame), and Buck Woody (also of Microsoft, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 20, 2008
  • What Version of SQL Server Am I Running?

    I frequently see questions like this – ”I am getting different version numbers for my SQL Server 2000 instances. All I'm aware of is 8.00.2039 - which is SP4.  These are these values I am getting, e.g. 8.00.2039, 8.00.2040, and 8.00.2148”?   Here are two great resources to help you out in the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 5, 2008
  • More SQL Server Automation Scripts

    If you've read SQL Server Magazine, then you know that I write a monthly column about free SQL Server tools called Tool Time.  I recently wrote about a set of automation scripts from Microsoft's internal MIS group that automates all sorts of regular tasks they perform on their SQL Server's. Today, I'd like to share some more scripts brought ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 26, 2008
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