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Kevin Kline

Kevin (@kekline) is responsible for expanding SentryOne's technical sales and marketing initiatives and is also heavily involved in product design activities. 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 and at 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.
The Architecture of Azure Data Platform Applications

The Architecture of Azure Data Platform Applications

Kevin Kline and Ben Lezin hold a short Q & A with Gavin Payne and Mike Wood about Azure architecture and improvements.

January Webinars Focus on Azure and Containers

January Webinars Focus on Azure and Containers

Kevin Kline (@kekline) invites you to three webinars coming up in January: A two-part series on the Azure platform, with Gavin Payne; and a session from Paul Stanton on running SQL Server inside Docker containers.

Caribbean SQL Cruise 2017

Caribbean SQL Cruise 2017

Kevin Kline (@kekline) talks about the benefits of unique training events like SQL Cruise, and his upcoming voyage in 2017.

PASS Summit Keynotes – Day 1 with Joseph Sirosh

PASS Summit Keynotes – Day 1 with Joseph Sirosh

Day One Keynote with Joseph Sirosh Adam Jorgensen, PASS President, welcomed the PASS community to the Seattle, introducing a number of exciting opportunities we are facing as we shift mere data storage to intelligent platforms. As a professional association, Adam's time on stage is as much about keeping the community apprised of the business of

I'm Speaking at PASS Summit 2016

I'm Speaking at PASS Summit 2016

I'm Speaking at PASS Summit 2016   This'll be a busy week for me at the PASS Summit, the biggest conference in the SQL Server industry, with 2 community sessions and 2 general sessions, as shown below: General Session (75 minutes): Fundamentals of Tech Team Leadership (Professional Development), Thu 10:45-12:00 AM PDT Four Ways We Kill

Rollin' on a River into Chattanooga with the #SQLVacation

Chattanooga is a gem of a city situated on the Tennessee River very close to the junction of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia in the American Midsouth. For me and the Horde, Chattanooga is the perfect getaway. It has a great restaurant scene and river front, along with some of the most popular and best known

Singin' the #SQLVacation Blues in Memphis, TN

I'm sure not everyone agrees, but Memphis means blues, BBQ, Elvis and BB King. It's Tennessee's biggest city, at approximately 650k residents, only 8% more than Nashville. It's strategic location on the Mississippi River made it a key shipping and immigration hub and, as a consequence, the city houses some of the state's prettiest and

It's #SQLVacation Time in Baton Rouge

There are three more dates in my #SQLVacation this year after Baton Rouge. So, after a bit of vacation time in Gulf Shores, AL, were now at the half-way point for the excursion. While I knew that Baton Rouge was the state capital of Louisiana and a major petrochemical center, I had no idea it

#SQLVacation on the Sugar-White Sands of Pensacola

This time last year, the Horde and I were drawing ever closer to the great Windy City. As always, my inner Clark Griswold was trying to make the best of all of our many stops. But by the time we arrived downtown, it was windy, overcast, and as warm as a Tennessee Sunday in March

#SQLVacation Comes to Birmingham

My family would frequently make the trip from Huntsville, AL where my father worked as an analog computer engineer, to Birmingham, the largest city of Alabama, where a large number of my extended family had settled after WWII to work of the iron and steel industry. Back then, everybody called it The Pittsburgh of the

Columbus, Georgia welcomes #SQLVacation

Lovely Columbus, Georgia is situated along the banks of the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia border and is the second biggest city in the state. It is close to Fort Benning, home of the United States Army Infantry School and one of the biggest employers in the region. It is also home to lots museums

SQL Vacation 2016!

Kevin Kline (@kekline) is going on another SQL Vacation, this time between Nashville and Pensacola, with 7 events scheduled and many chances to win prizes!

An Interview with Greg Gonzalez, SQL Sentry CEO

What's a great innovator and entrepreneur like? Learn more in this interview with SQL Sentry CEO, Greg Gonzalez.

Get in on the New Webinar Series, "Who Wants to be a DBA?"

Think of this series as a "brain dump" for all of the career advice we'd give to an aspiring DBA. Register now!

Live and In Person! My Speaking Schedule for 2016

After a couple of months with no travel, Kevin Kline (@kekline) lays out his conference and speaking schedule for the upcoming calendar year.