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  • The Awesomeness of ROBOCOPY Now at SQLMag

    If you're like me, you've used Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V more than a time or two, but you've always felt a little dirty afterwards.  Yeah, you can use the command-line COPY or XCOPY utilities.  But they're decidedly 20th Century, much like some of the laundry still loitering under my office couch. So I spent a little time over the holidays ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 12, 2010
  • 2009: The Year in List Form

    Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter), I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009. (From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade yet.  Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with alarming frequency throughout ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 5, 2010
  • Util procedure to show database size

    One of the first things I want to do when I look at a new SQL Server is to get an idea of space usage details for each database, including total space usage. For this I have been using my own sp_db_space_usage for a while now, so I decided to add it to my website (www.karaszi.com). Check it out here.
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on December 29, 2009
  • Like PowerShell for SQL Server?

    Check out my new Tool Time column in this month's SQL Server Magazine. It features some great new PowerShell scripts and information from Chad Miller (blog) who I had the pleasure to meet in person back in October of this year while speaking at the SQL Server of central Florida and at SQL Saturday #21. In addition, I'd like to point out a free ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 14, 2009
  • New Goodies from Microsoft - Microsoft Answers and Web Spark

    Here are a couple of nifty resources that you should bookmark. Microsoft Answers Join the conversation as a community leader through a new, fast-growing Microsoft site called Microsoft Answers.  The site currently focuses on Microsoft’s consumer products starting with Windows Vista.  Throughout the fall (actually, starting ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 16, 2009
  • Where You Can Find Me At the PASS Summit

    In previous years, I hardly had time to sit down and catch a breather at a PASS Summit.  Between my duties as an officer of PASS, exhibit hall time with Quest Software (my employer), speaking in my own sessions, and meeting with PASS volunteers and community organizers, I was busy from the crack of dawn until midnight all week ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 1, 2009
  • New at SQLMag - Disk2Vhd

    I just posted a new entry on my SQLMag Tool Time blog that you might enjoy. Thanks to my friend and fellow MVP John Paul Cook for bringing Disk2Vhd to my attention on his blog. The free tool is enables migration of a physical machine (PM) to a virtual machine (VM), while the PM is running.  You can download it from Microsoft here.  ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 9, 2009
  • New at SQLMag - TraceAnalyzer

    I just posted a new entry on my SQLMag Tool Time blog that you might like to check out. I'm a big fan of Bill Graziano's ClearTrace tool, but perhaps you'll like the new tool from DBSophic, called TraceAnalyzer, even better?  Compare the two and let me know here. Cheers, -Kevin  Twitter @kekline  More content at ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 2, 2009
  • New Post on my SQLMag Blog – Free DMV Monitoring Tools

    I’ve posted a new entry on my SQL Server Magazine blog about two free DMV monitoring tools available on CodePlex.Read the article here:http://www.sqlmag.com/Articles/ArticleID/102837/102837.html?Ad=1Take a look at the two tools and let me know which you like better and why.  Inquiring minds want to know!Cheers,-Kevin Twitter ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 18, 2009
  • Automating Query Exec, Index Usage and Execution Plans, Update 2

    I have made updates to my tool for automating SQL Server query exec stats, index usage, execution plan analysis. So I would like people to give it a try and send feedback. If there is an error, please report the file and line number (the top level is sufficient). download at http://www.qdpma.com/tools/ExecStats.zip (check ...
    Posted to Joe Chang (Weblog) by jchang on July 13, 2009
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