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  • Is There Such a Thing as Easy ETL?

    E.T.L. That's Extract - Transform - Load. That doesn't sound like a lot of work when all you need to get loaded is a simple Access database or an Excel spreadsheet. In a situation like that, the process is so simple, all you really need to focus on is the L in ETL. There's not a whole lot of E.T. to process, despite how wonderful that movie ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 30, 2011
  • From SQLMag Tool Time Column: SSMS Plug-in News

    I first wrote about Mladen Prajdic's excellent tool in my Tool Time column at SQL Server Magazine HERE. The tool is a nice plug-in to SSMS and definitely worth having. If you’ve never installed it or have only installed an older version, but sure to pick up the newest release. Here’s Mladen’s press release complete with hyperlink for the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on May 12, 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
  • Azure, a Beautiful Color, and So Much More...

    Windows and SQL Azure Resources Cloud computing is more than just the latest buzz word in the IT trade papers. It is a remarkable paradigm shift with as much potential to ''turn over the apple cart'' of IT computing as client-server had for the world of mainframe and minicomputers. If you're not spending time to learn about cloud computing, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 27, 2011
  • My Last "Catch-Up" Post for 2010 Content

    I did a lot of writing in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good job of keeping all of that writing equally distributed throughout all of the channels where I'm active. So here are a few more posts from my blog, put on-line during the months of November and December 2010, that I didn't get posted here on SQLBlog.com: 1. It's Time to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 31, 2010
  • Another bugfix for sp_indexinfo

    JackMcC reported correctly at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/tibor_karaszi/archive/2009/02/18/sp-indexinfo-updated.aspx that sp_indexinfo will count rows double (or even tripple) if there are lob or row overflow allocations. Now fixed. Thanks Jack.
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on November 9, 2010
  • New util proc: sp_tableinfo

    Some of you might use my sp_indexinfo to easily get lots of details about the indexes in a database. I added an sp_tableinfo with info rolled up to table level. This allow to quickly see the largest tables in a database and things like that. Check it out at http://www.karaszi.com/SQLServer/util_sp_tableinfo.asp.
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on October 10, 2010
  • New on SQLMag - Automating the Startup and Shutdown of Windows Services

    I just posted a new blog entry on how I automate the shutdown and startup of Windows services. Check it out at http://www.sqlmag.com/blogs/tool-time.aspx.  Be sure to let me know what you think and if you have your own unique methods for automating the control of Windows services!Many thanks,-Kevin-Twitter @kekline-More content at ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 27, 2010
  • Free Training for You, Punishing Workload for Me. Thank You for Enjoying My Misery.

    Everybody enjoys a little free training now and then. I've got mountains of free training in the works. Some of it is in-person and local while some are in webcast format. Please join me as you're able! Tomorrow - Wednesday! Wed, Feb 10, 2010 12 pm (noon) MST - PASS DBA Virtual Chapter; Top 10 Administration Mistakes on SQL ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 9, 2010
  • New Interview and SQLMag ToolTime Blog Article on "SQLClue"

    A neat new administration and configuration management tool for the SQL Server set.  I especially like the Run Book features, because Run Books are the way us ''oldtimers'' like to run our IT infrastructure.  My pal, Buck Woody, also likes Run Books (and really big explosions by the guys on MythBusters, but that's another ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 19, 2010
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