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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.
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.

#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.