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Kevin Kline

Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at sqlblog.com and at kevinekline.com. As a noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin's blog covers Microsoft SQL Server features and best practices, third-party software, trends in the IT industry, and professional development for IT professionals.
SQL Vacation 2018: Clam Chowder and Duck Tours

SQL Vacation 2018: Clam Chowder and Duck Tours

Kevin Kline wraps up SQL Vacation 2018 in Boston. He discusses some of the unique sights to see around town and chats with Andy Mallon, who leads the BostonSQL group.

SQL Vacation 2018: Tech Goes to Work in Burlington, MA

SQL Vacation 2018: Tech Goes to Work in Burlington, MA

SQL Vacation 2018 has reached Burlington, MA! Kevin Kline introduces you to New England SQL Server User Group Leader Vladimir Ivanovich and highlights some must-see attractions in the Burlington area.

SQL Vacation 2018 Takes on the Big Apple

SQL Vacation 2018 Takes on the Big Apple

While in New York City on SQL Vacation 2018, Kevin Kline shares some fun NYC facts and attractions. He also interviews New York SQL Server Meetup leader Thomas Grohser.

SQL Vacation 2018: It's Always SQL in Philadelphia

SQL Vacation 2018: It's Always SQL in Philadelphia

On his second SQL Vacation 2018 stop, Kevin Kline interviews Sebastian Meine of the Philadelphia SQL Server User Group (PSSUG) and highlights unique sights to see in Philly.

SQL Vacation 2018: Kick Off in the Capital

SQL Vacation 2018: Kick Off in the Capital

On the first stop of SQL Vacation 2018, Kevin Kline shares his recommendations for things to see in Washington D.C. and interviews two local SQL Server community leaders who played an integral role in bringing SQL Vacation 2018 to D.C.

Announcing SQL Vacation 2018!

Announcing SQL Vacation 2018!

Kevin Kline is hitting the road again with his family for SQL Vacation 2018! Kevin will be visiting 5 SQL Server user groups in 4 states — find out if he will be in your neck of the woods.

Tech Outbound Alaska SQL Cruise and the Beardless Pirates of SentryOne

Tech Outbound Alaska SQL Cruise and the Beardless Pirates of SentryOne

TECH OUTBOUND ALASKA SQL CRUISE 2018 Depart & Return from Seattle, Washington, August 4 – August 11, 2018 Register Now! The Tech Outbound learning event will be fun. The brand new NCL Bliss departs from Seattle, WA with stops in Alaska cities of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. We'll train on a variety of topics while watching glaciers and snow-peaked

Speaking in May-June: Boston, San Diego, Atlanta, and Nashville

Speaking in May-June: Boston, San Diego, Atlanta, and Nashville

Whilst On the Road I've been traveling heavily to speak at SQL Server events for the last few months and had a great time at recent stops such as Colorado Springs, a three-city tour in Oregon, and Philadelphia. I learned some interesting things about Oregon while visiting there, since it was my first trip in

Speaking in March: Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia

Speaking in March: Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia

Join me at one of my March SQL Server presentations to live audiences in Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia. All events are free, but registration is required.

Call for Speakers at MusicCityTech Conference, 31-May to 02-June

Call for Speakers at MusicCityTech Conference, 31-May to 02-June

I'm organizing the data-centric track at this summer's MusicCityTech conference. We're looking for sessions covering traditional DBA topics, plus Analytics, Visualization, Design, database engineering, NoSQL topics, Big Data topics, Database coding best practices, AI, ML, and more.

Webinar: Preventing SQL Server Performance Problems Before They Hit Production

Webinar: Preventing SQL Server Performance Problems Before They Hit Production

Kevin Kline describes a new Webinar featuring Sabin IO. If you're a DBA who must remedy poor performance on a SQL Server, or a Developer responsible for writing fast and dependable code, then you'll want to attend this session.

Data Pro, What's Your Groundhog Day Flashback?

Data Pro, What's Your Groundhog Day Flashback?

Kevin Kline asks data pros what their Groundhog Day moments are–the things in their career as a data professional that keep popping up over and over again, like a bad dream

Top 7 Things Every DBA Should Do Before They Go On Holiday

MS MVP Kevin Kline walks through two ways to prepare for a peaceful and uninterrupted holiday: technology and process. The former involves things we can do with our databases to make our lives easier while away from the office, while the latter are steps we can take in advanced to reduce the need for our coworkers to call us. 

Slides and Scripts: Architectural Choices That Impact Performance of Microsoft SQL Server

Want to download the slide deck and T-SQL scripts for the presentation "Architecture Choices that Impact Performance of Microsoft SQL Server?" Get them here!

How Can I Become A Microsoft MVP?

How Can I Become A Microsoft MVP?

"How can I become a Microsoft MVP?" is such a common question that I decided to write an FAQ about it.