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  • The Year that was - 2011

    Looking back on 2011, I'm surprised by two occurances. First, I got a lot of work done, despite myself. My biggest obstacles to high-performance are all self-derived; procrastination, disorganization, and plain ol' laziness. Second, I'm surprised I survived my personal travails. I've had my fill of frowns this year, from wayward children to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 6, 2012
  • PASS Summit 2011, Day 3 - A Tribute to Wayne Snyder

    First things first, Wayne Snyder is rolling off the board of directors for PASS this year. We'd worked together, shoulder to shoulder along with Joe Webb (blog | @joewebb) and other outstanding members of the SQL Server community, for many years of on the PASS board of directors and I'm certain that my tenure on the board and as president of the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 14, 2011
  • Here, There, and Everywhere; Speaking in Fall 2011, Part 1

    The last quarter of the year is usually my busiest due to the fantastic PASS Summit and SQLBits events. The fall looks a little different ... BECAUSE IT WILL BE EVEN BUSIER! Here's a rundown of where I'll be this fall through mid-October:   BASTA! SQLCON.NET September 26 to 29; Mainz, Germany This big developer and admin conference ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 2, 2011
  • Pulling real-time data from Twitter using StreamInsi​ght and Other Scandinavian Treasures

    On my recent trip to SQLBits with subsequent visits to Dublin, Cologne, and Malmo (southern Sweden), I enjoyed a chance to meet several SQL Server MVPs, including Peter Larsson and Thomas Ivarsson. Among them, I enjoyed Johan Ahlen's article on Pulling real-time data from Twitter using StreamInsi​ght.  You can Find Johan's blog ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on May 3, 2011
  • SQL People Interview

    Many thanks to Microsoft SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard (blog | twitter) for conducting a series of interviews of prominent SQL Server types, including me.  The interview found here. ~~~ Enjoy! -Kev Twitter at kekline More content at http://KevinEKline.com
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 28, 2011
  • Come Aboard. We're Expecting You...

    Those of us over a certain age (read - old as dirt) can remember the theme songs to certain TV shows better than we can the National Anthem. Try these lines out and see if you don't immediately remember the tune that goes along with them: Come and knock on our door | We've been waiting for you ... Makin' your way in the world today | ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 28, 2011
  • Back in Atlanta! Wed, Feb 9 2011

    I always enjoy spending time with my friends from Atlanta, as well as meeting folks and making new friends. If you live in the Atlanta area, I hope you'll join me on the evening of Wednesday, February 9th, 2011. Details are at the Atlanta SQL Server user group website. It's common knowledge that I have a terrible memory for many ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 7, 2011
  • Cloud Evolving, SQL Server Responding

    Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 2, 2011
  • Paying It Forward With Project Phoenix

    It seems like I've known Arnie Rowland (blog | twitter) since the dawn of time.  But it's really more like the last several years, or at least since Arnie achieved Microsoft MVP status, that I really got to know him.  Arnie has also been trying to get me to speak to the user group he leads in Portland, but coordinating it has ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 4, 2010
  • See You in St Louis, and then London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and York, UK

    Good grief, there's a lot of travel in my future. <sigh ... deep breath> It'll be exhausting and it'll be hard to lose so much time with the family. But if I'm able to avoid travel mishaps, it'll be fun.  Meet Me In St. Louis I'll be speaking in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, September 14th for their mid-day meeting. The details, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 7, 2010
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