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  • SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization in Jacksonville, FL on April 27th

    One last reminder -  If you're interested in learning more about troubleshooting and optimizing SQL Server performance, please consider coming to the full-day seminar I'll be giving this Friday.  Full details are here: http://sqlperftuning.eventbrite.com/.  We'll be working some exercises, so bring your laptop with an instance ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 23, 2012
  • Microsoft Document Watch for Operational Excellence

    Back when my day-to-day duties included database administration work and enterprise architecture, I became rather obsessed with the idea of operational excellence. I read everything I could on the topic. I made a list of favorites, which became somewhat shabby over time, as I dog-eared important pages and scribbled notes in the margins. ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 8, 2011
  • 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
  • Back in Atlanta! Wed, Feb 9 2011

    I always enjoy spending time with my friends from Atlanta, as well as meeting folks and making new friends. If you live in the Atlanta area, I hope you'll join me on the evening of Wednesday, February 9th, 2011. Details are at the Atlanta SQL Server user group website. It's common knowledge that I have a terrible memory for many ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 7, 2011
  • Excellent new books for SQL Server professionals

    Hello from Vancouver, BC!  I'm enjoying the proceedings at the annual DevTeach conference and looking forward to some great sessions today. I was recently given the privilege to tech review a new book put out by Manning Publications, written by Rod Colledge, called SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action.  I liked the book so much that ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 9, 2009
  • The Most Important Performance Monitor Counters for SQL Server

    If you're well-versed in using PerfMon, I'd like to hear about the counters that you use regularly and what constitutes a good or bad value.  However, it's a rare individual who knows their way around PerfMon and its multitude of performance objects and counters.  Which ones should you track?  And even if you know the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 28, 2008
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