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  • DBTA - For #SQLFamily, a Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

    Originally appearing in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine. It’s the holiday season, a time for cheer and goodwill towards men. That got me thinking about the whole “most wonderful time of the year” tune playing in the background and how that has some special implications for the SQL Server world. ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 8, 2015
  • ICYMI - Avoiding Performance Tuning, Wait Statistics, Incremental Statistics

    Some of my favorite articles originally appearing at Avoiding Knee-Jerk Performance TuningPaul Randal of starts a new series on knee-jerk troubleshooting, discussing many areas where SQL Server folks jump to conclusions when trying to fix a performance issue.Knee-Jerk Wait Statistics: ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 7, 2015
  • DBTA - Russian Hackers Steal 1.2b Internet Credentials: Or, Why the Heck Does this Keep Happening?!

    I'm decidedly old-school in a few of my habits. My morning routine, barring anything out of the ordinary, is one such example. Typically, I'll get up between 6:30 to 7:00 am, grab my first cup of coffee, and then chat with my daughters for a few minutes before seeing them off to school. Next, I make a bowl of oatmeal (a great choice for diabetics ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 1, 2015
  • SQLVacation Postcard Day 2: Indianapolis, Indiana

    For some people, Indianapolis means one thing, and one thing only - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (a.k.a ''The Brickyard'')  and the Indianapolis 500. In my case, it means several times speaking at IndyPASS, the local SQL Server User Group, over the last 10 years. I first spoke at IndyPASS with the then head of ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 16, 2015
  • SQLVacation Postcard Day 1: Louisville, Kentucky

    Along the banks of the mighty Ohio River, in sight of the shores of Indiana, lies beautiful Louisville, KY. Louisville is a city I've long felt connected to. (No, not because I drink bourbon, although that's a pretty good reason to like the place, come to think of it). It's because my brother, five years my senior, earned his graduate ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 15, 2015
  • SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 is available (again)!

    I just got notified that the SQL Server 2014 SP1 is available for download.  I was a part of ''testing team'' of this new / updated SP1 and found no issues! Hope you will not found them, tooBelow you can find the official information about the SP1: As previously communicated, the Service Pack 1 release on April 15 was ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on May 15, 2015
  • Playing with the Filestream storage on Sunday

    Today I was asked to do a pretty easy thing. The task was to add a filestream support to a table that already stores some documents. The customer wants to keep the data outside the database because he uses the SQL Server 2014 Express edition. According to the MSDN page there is limitation of 10GB that can be stored in this edition and ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on April 26, 2015
  • My MVA course about SQL Server on Azure - PaaS or Iaas?

    If you are tired today maybe you could take your time and spend the whole weekend with the SQL Server 2014 and Azure? The new MVA course is ready :) and waiting for you. Just visit the link and enjoy. Watch out - it's in Polish :) The topics covered: SQL Server as IaaS  - means SQL Server on ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on April 18, 2015
  • Memory leak occurs when you run DBCC CHECKDB against a database in SQL Server 2014 - fixed in SQL Server 2014 CU6

    Great news today! At the end of January it was a Connect item  ( that described a possible memory leak on the SQL Server 2014. The details are as follow:  sys.dm_os_memory_clerks for type = MEMORYCLERK_SQLQUERYEXEC and sys.dm_os_memory_objects for type ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on February 19, 2015
  • SQL Server 2014 Overview on

     Haven't upgraded late? Well, SQL Server 2014 is a great place to start! Perhaps this is your first time reading my column on or you don’t know much about SQL Server. If either of those are true, then it might be a surprise to you that Microsoft has accelerated the release cadence for SQL Server to around one new release every ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 25, 2014
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