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  • Help Me Update the History of SQL Server

    I was chatting with my buddy, Buck Woody (Twitter | Blog), about a week ago and we were discussing that it's pretty hard to put together the entire history of SQL Server.  Then the thought hit me that I'd already done this, to a degree, in my book Transact-SQL Programming.  This was the first Transact-SQL programming ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 12, 2012
  • New on SQLMag.Com: Update to SP_WHOISACTIVE

    I profiled Adam Machanic's (blog | twitter) excellent stored procedure, SP_WHOISACTIVE, back in August of 2010 in my monthly SQLMag column, Tool Time.  Adam has been diligent about maintaining the tool and adding new features. Read the details on my SQLMag Tool Time column (here - ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 21, 2011
  • Got a slow holiday seaons? Why not spend it learning?

    Traditionally, the time between Christmas and New Years is a bit slow.  Many people take time off from work and, for those of us still working, it's a good time to catch up on all of those low priority projects that have been on the back burner for the last several months. If you find yourself with a few extra hours, why not engage in ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 31, 2009
  • Product Watch: Scalable SQL Server Grid with XKoto. Could this be MSSQL's answer to Oracle RAC?

    Microsoft SQL Server has been advancing technologically on every front with each new release.  Having spent five years as an Oracle professional (I wrote my first technical book about Oracle) before moving to SQL Server in 1995, I spent a lot of time explaining and sometimes apologizing for the technical limitations in SQL Server when ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 2, 2009
  • What's Exciting in SQL Server 2008?

    If you'd like a quick rundown on what I think is most interesting in SQL Server 2008, check out my new white paper at: http://info.quest.com/KKBlog_WorththeWait_WhitePaper_KKline Enjoy! -Kevin  
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 8, 2008
  • TechEd 2007 Day 1

    I'm working three days in the SQL Server lounge area - Tuesday mid-day, Wednesday morning, and Friday morning.  I'm also delivering an all new version of my popular session ''SQL Server Performance Benchmarking & Monitoring.  The crowds are thick and energetic.  The technology is fresh.  And the momentum seems to be very ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 4, 2007
  • Microsoft announces next version of SQL Server

    Check out the press releases: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/may07/05-09KatmaiPR.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/futureversion/default.mspx -Kevin
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on May 10, 2007
  • Microsoft/PASS Survey

    Help Microsoft and the Professional Association for SQL Server with our latest survey drive.  We're trying to figure out as much as we can about your wants and needs as they relate to SQL Server.  Help us out by filling out the survey, which can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, at http://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p55650250.aspx.This ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 30, 2007
  • New Windows Live Search Macro for SQL Server

    If you're a fan of the MSDN on-line search tool for the SQL Server 2005 Books On-Line (BOL), you might want to try a new tool.  The new search tool is available at http://search.live.com/macros/sql_server_user_education/booksonline and offers more precise and targeted search results than MSDN.You can investigate creating your own Windows ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 3, 2007
  • Slipstreaming Hot Fixes and Service Packs

    I've been getting requests from users concerning the best way to roll out new service packs and hot fixes to their SQL Server computers.  A perenial question that always seems to come up is ''Why doesn't Microsoft slipstream (that is, add the hot fixes and service packs directly into the product) updates for SQL Server?''This is an important ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 29, 2006
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