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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.
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.

#SQLVacation and Chattanooga Choo Choo

#SQLVacation and Chattanooga Choo Choo

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes stop #10 of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Boxing, The Beatles, and Fried Chicken: #SQLVacation Goes to Louisville

Boxing, The Beatles, and Fried Chicken: #SQLVacation Goes to Louisville

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes the ninth stop of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me #SQLVacation in Richmond

Give Me Liberty or Give Me #SQLVacation in Richmond

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes stop #8 of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Richmond, Virginia.

Fun In The Sun: #SQLVacation Goes to Virginia Beach

Fun In The Sun: #SQLVacation Goes to Virginia Beach

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes his seventh stop of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Virginia Beach.

A #SQLVacation Postcard from Greensboro NC

A #SQLVacation Postcard from Greensboro NC

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes his sixth stop of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

#SQLVacation Visits Raleigh

#SQLVacation Visits Raleigh "Oak City" North Carolina

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes his fifth stop of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

#SQLVacation Goes Giga(coaster) in Charlotte, NC

#SQLVacation Goes Giga(coaster) in Charlotte, NC

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes his fourth stop of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Adaptive Query Processing in SQL Server 2017

The next release of Microsoft SQL Server, announced as SQL Server 2017, is available for download in CTP2 at http://tinyurl.com/SQLvNextLinux and offers many cool new features. One set of features that I really want to focus on is adaptive query processing. These new features speed processing of workloads, especially those that have historically been the

Pineapples and Sea Turtles: #SQLVacation in Charleston

Pineapples and Sea Turtles: #SQLVacation in Charleston

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne makes his third stop of this year's #SQLVacation tour, in Charleston, South Carolina.