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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.
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.

Cannons in SC: #SQLVacation visits Columbia

Cannons in SC: #SQLVacation visits Columbia

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

Mountains and Mice: #SQLVacation Visits Greenville

Mountains and Mice: #SQLVacation Visits Greenville

Kevin Kline (@kekline) of SentryOne kicks off #SQLVacation 2017, making his first stop of this year's tour in Greenville, South Carolina.

Slides and Scripts – SQL Server Internals and Architecture at Music City Code

Slides and Scripts – SQL Server Internals and Architecture at Music City Code

I had the pleasure of presenting my popular session, SQL Server Internals and Architecture, at the Music City Code conference.

Announcing SQLVacation 2017!

Announcing SQLVacation 2017!

Now in its third year, SQLVacation is back to help fend off the dog days of summer bringing fun and fresh SQL Server training to 11 user groups in 5 states.

Slides and Scripts: Baltimore SQL Server User Group

Slides and Scripts: Baltimore SQL Server User Group

Get the slides and Transact-SQL demo scripts from my recent presentation at the Baltimore SQL Server user group meeting.

They Did it Again – The Release of SQL Server 2017

Not only has the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team added more and stronger leadership, outstanding individual engineers and staff members, but it is also radically moving its entire development process into a "cloud-first" ethos. Now, I'd like to show one of the most salient results of this new development process-accelerated product releases. It was only

SQL Server Optimizer Secrets With Trace Flag 86xx

SQL Server Optimizer Secrets With Trace Flag 86xx

Kevin Kline (@kekline) provides his slides and scripts from his new SQLBits session describing the deep internals exposed by the 86xx series of trace flags.

Surprising but True: the Basics are Still Difficult

I always look forward to new research from Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of this magazine and other great products for data professionals. The latest report which you should read is "SQL Server Transformation: Toward Agility & Resiliency 2017; PASS Database Management Survey." READ MORE… Originally Posted April 07, 2017

Staying Alive at SQLBits 2017

Staying Alive at SQLBits 2017

Kevin Kline talks about the upcoming SQLBits conference, the sessions he's giving and, most importantly, the DISCO THEME!

SQL Server Named 2017 DBMS of the Year

Way back in the summer of 2014, I told you about how I used DB-Engines.com to determine the popularity of various data management tools and vendor platforms. Plus, by adding in an analysis Google Trends I can see where the overall trends that I'm interested in are headed. Staying up with the trends isn't just