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  • Four New Slide Decks for SQL Server and IT Pros from the DevLink 2014 Conference

    I always enjoy presenting at the DevLink conference, presented each summer in middle Tennessee.  This year, I'm trying to be a better social media person and actually post my slides (in their most recent forms) on my SlideShare account for everyone to see and share. If you attended my session(s) and enjoyed them, feel free to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 29, 2014
  • How Do You SKU?

    I’d like your opinion here. Follow my logic here for a moment as I walk through a couple rhetorical questions.  Have you ever had a friend developed an application entirely on SQL Server Developer Edition?  (Not that YOU would ever do such a thing, but maybe you know someone who has. Right?) And has your friend’s IT department ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on March 30, 2011
  • Join Me May 19th for 24 Hours of PASS

    Join Us for 24 Hours of SQL Server Training (with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2)Did I mention that your Cohorts in Crime (that be me and Brent Ozar) are presenting?!? The FREE 24 Hours of PASS event is bringing an exceptional lineup of SQL Server and BI experts to your computer starting at 12:00 GMT (UTC) on May ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 26, 2010
  • NASTY RUMORS ABOUT MAXDOP

    You'd think an article called ''NASTY RUMORS ABOUT MAXDOP'' would have something to do with Britney Spears or maybe Robert Downy Jr, but in that case it'd be total fiction (at least, it would be coming from my pen).   So, I was en route to the 2008 Microsoft MVP Summit yesterday and I had a chance to catch up on my reading.  You ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 15, 2008
  • Beware of computed columns

    If you use computed columns a lot, you might want to know about some new behavior in SQL Server 2005. One of the changes in SQL Server 2005 was to evaluate expressions in queries to match computed column expressions and identify redundant expressions, in order to prevent run-time errors in queries that have unsafe expressions. This is documented ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 11, 2007
  • Useful Index Information Scripts for SQL Server 2005

    Italian SQL Server MVP Davide Mauri has released four very useful scripts that simplify the usage of SQL Server 2005 DMVs to discover, analyze, and understand index usage and health.  The queries are not rocket science, but they are long and rely on DMVs that you may not have learned about yet.  They also provide useful and ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 31, 2007
  • Which DMV Shows Plan Handles?

    Sometimes, knowing which Dynamic Management View (DMV) to use is your biggest challenge when attempting to figure out SQL Server 2005 behavior.  For example, what if you want the cached execution plans in XML format, similar to the output of SET SHOWPLAN_XML?  As it turns out, Gert Draper pointed out that there are a couple of DMVs ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 25, 2007
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