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  • Reminder: Totally Awesome and Totally Free Training SQL Server Training

    One of the things that I enjoy about working for Quest Software is that we give back copiously to the community.  From activities and offerings like SQLServerPedia, to our free posters mailed anywhere in North America (and don't forget the free hi-res PDFs for the rest of the world), Don't forget that free DVDs of our virtual conferences ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 21, 2011
  • Database Maintenance Scripting Done Right

    I first wrote about useful database maintenance scripts on my SQLBlog account way back in 2008. Hmmm - now that I think about it, I first wrote about my own useful database maintenance scripts in a journal called SQL Server Professional back in the mid-1990's on SQL Server v6.5 or some such. But I digress... Anyway, I pointed out a couple ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 18, 2011
  • Have You Heard About Project Lucy?

    Lucy, You Got Some 'Splainin to Do!' Quest Software's latest community initiative, Windows Azure-based Project Lucy, has debuted! Project Lucy is part infrastructure analytics, part social media experiment, and part performance data warehouse. The best things about Project Lucy include: It’s Free - just like our SQLServerPedia ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 16, 2011
  • MIRRORING THROTTLES BACKLOG

    For some reason, the title of this blog post makes me grin because it evokes a mental image of one guy trying to comically strangle another guy.  But I digress…   Speaking at a user group meeting recently, an attendee asked whether the mirroring process had any capability to speed up or slow down its workload according to the amount of ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on May 2, 2008
  • Let's deprecate UPDATE FROM!

    I guess that many people using UPDATE … FROM on a daily basis do so without being aware that they are violating all SQL standards.   All versions of the ANSI SQL standard that I checked agree that an UPDATE statement has three clauses – the UPDATE clause, naming the table to be updated; the SET clause, specifying the columns to change and ...
  • How NOT to pass a lot of parameters

    Did you know that SQL Server allows stored procedures to have up to 2100 parameters? And more important: do you care? Well, some people do care, and Joe Celko seems to be one of them.   If you are a regular reader of SQL Server newsgroups, you probably know Joe Celko from his always unfriendly and often incorrect replies. Here is a typical ...
  • Webcasts on-line

    As I've been traveling around speaking at various SQL Server user groups, I get requests for my slide decks.  Of course, I'm happy to share those, but I've got one better for you.  As it turns out, you can find five of my most recent webcasts here.  These are recorded webcasts that you can listen to any time.  I believe that ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 8, 2007
  • Speaking in Tel Aviv

    I recently had the pleasure of presenting to a packed house in Tel Aviv (described in http://www.pc.co.il/Index.asp?CategoryID=72).  Warning: The website is in Hebrew.  The weather was a gorgeous 70-something and sunny.  Ahhh - the Mediterranean climate of Israel is especially nice to visit in midwinter when it's 20 degrees ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 4, 2007
  • Consuming Data from the PerfMon Counters

    SQL Server MVP Kent Tegels recently raise an interesting question. SQL Server publishes a number of performance counters. In the code he's written that publishes performance counter data, he's had to explictly code the counter updates within his code regardless of knowing if any processes were consuming those ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 15, 2006
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