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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.
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.

Connect, Share and Learn: PASS Summit 2017

Connect, Share and Learn: PASS Summit 2017

PASS Summit connects you with industry experts and THOUSANDS of global data professionals in a unique learning environment that empowers you with the practical knowledge you need to excel in your career.

New Webinar on SQL Server and VMware Performance

New Webinar on SQL Server and VMware Performance

Microsoft MVP Kevin Kline and Charles Kim, founder of Viscosity North America talk about SQL Server running on Vmware in Ten Surprising Performance Killers on Microsoft SQL Server on this October 12th webinar.

Ohio Meetups, September 5 to 7

Ohio Meetups, September 5 to 7

Join Kevin Kline as he traverses the Buckeye state September 5 – 7 and meets with SQL User Groups in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Topics for Cleveland and Columbus: "Ten Query Tuning Techniques Every SQL Programmer Should Know." The Cincinnati topic is "SQL Server Internals and Architecture."

What Does HIPAA Mean for the DBA?

What Does HIPAA Mean for the DBA?

Get an overview of HIPAA regulations along with compliance tips and best practices from a healthcare legal specialist from the point of view of the DBA.

Announcing SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate

Microsoft announced the first release candidate (a.k.a. RC1) for SQL Server 2017 on Monday, July 17th. Release candidates are not a final and finished product, but they are feature complete. No new features are expected after Microsoft moves into the RC phase, only adding polish (for example, brushing up the documentation and UI) and performance

#SQLVacation visits Nashville, Music City USA

#SQLVacation visits Nashville, Music City USA

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes stop #11 of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Nashville, Tennessee.