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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, and long-time blogger at blogs.sentryone.com/author/kevinkline. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.
Cross-Country Roadshows in the Nordics This Week!

Cross-Country Roadshows in the Nordics This Week!

I'll be speaking throughout the Nordics from 3rd May to 13th May 2019, from Reykjavik in the west to Helsinki in the east! The topics range from advanced SQL statement behavior and tuning to advanced scalability and performance settings for the SQL Server relational engine to cool query tuning techniques everyone who writes SQL code […]

History of PASS, Part 2: Assembling the Original Board of Directors

Kevin Kline shares more about the history of PASS and the assembling of the original board of directors.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Delivers a Win-Win on Price-Performance

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Delivers a Win-Win on Price-Performance

Most organizations are familiar with the constant exercise of prioritizing price or performance, particularly in decisions about technology infrastructure. We know how tempting it can be to simply throw more hardware or compute power at a database performance problem. But even that short-sighted approach doesn’t work when budget is a concern.

A Historical Account of the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), Part 1: Foundation

A Historical Account of the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Lately, I've been asked many questions about the history and foundation of PASS. As an "old-timer", I like to think it's my prerogative to wax poetic about the old days. But it's also important to be able to answer those questions asynchronously and in […]

Webinar Follow-Up: Setting SQL Server Performance Baselines and Alerts

Webinar Follow-Up: Setting SQL Server Performance Baselines and Alerts

Kevin Kline shares the Q&A from our recent "Setting SQL Server Performance Baselines and Alerts" webinar and highlights additional resources you can reference on the topic of baselining and alerting.

SQL Sentry Essentials: Powerful Database Performance Monitoring for 5 or Fewer SQL Server Instances

SQL Sentry Essentials: Powerful Database Performance Monitoring for 5 or Fewer SQL Server Instances

SentryOne SQL Sentry Essentials, a new SQL Sentry edition that provides essential performance monitoring for up to 5 database instances, including SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Windows, is now available. Kevin Kline provides a breakdown of the product's features, who it's ideal for, and how to purchase it.

Webinar Follow-Up: Top 4 Data Technology Trends for DBAs in 2019

Webinar Follow-Up: Top 4 Data Technology Trends for DBAs in 2019

Kevin Kline shares the Q&A from our recent webinar, "The Top 4 Data Technology Trends Every DBA Should Know About in 2019," as well as resources that provide a deeper dive into some of the trends covered.

SentryOne Community Omnibus—December 6, 2018

SentryOne Community Omnibus—December 6, 2018

In his inaugural SentryOne Community Omnibus post, Kevin Kline shares the latest SentryOne webinars, resources, blogs, and press releases.

PASS Summit 2018 Day Two Keynote—Two Decades of Data Innovation with Raghu Ramakrishnan

PASS Summit 2018 Day Two Keynote—Two Decades of Data Innovation with Raghu Ramakrishnan

Kevin Kline shares highlights from the PASS Summit 2018 keynote with Raghu Ramakrishnan.

PASS Summit 2018 Day One Keynote—SQL Server and Azure Data Services with Rohan Kumar

PASS Summit 2018 Day One Keynote—SQL Server and Azure Data Services with Rohan Kumar

Kevin Kline shares highlights from Rohan Kumar's PASS Summit 2018 keynote, "SQL Server and Azure Data Services: Harness the future with the ultimate hybrid platform for data and AI."

Attend a Microsoft Focus Group at the PASS Summit!

Attend a Microsoft Focus Group at the PASS Summit!

Learn about this HUGE opportunity to influence the Microsoft Data Platform products and services you use daily while attending the PASS Summit!

Speaking of SQL and Data Science in California from Sep 10 to Sep 20

Speaking of SQL and Data Science in California from Sep 10 to Sep 20

Join Kevin Kline, author of "SQL in a Nutshell", at one of seven PASS SQL Server user group meetings in California between the dates of Sept 10th to Sept 20th. See you there!

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.