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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.

#SQLVacation on the Sugar-White Sands of Pensacola

This time last year, the Horde and I were drawing ever closer to the great Windy City. As always, my inner Clark Griswold was trying to make the best of all of our many stops. But by the time we arrived downtown, it was windy, overcast, and as warm as a Tennessee Sunday in March

#SQLVacation Comes to Birmingham

My family would frequently make the trip from Huntsville, AL where my father worked as an analog computer engineer, to Birmingham, the largest city of Alabama, where a large number of my extended family had settled after WWII to work of the iron and steel industry. Back then, everybody called it The Pittsburgh of the

Columbus, Georgia welcomes #SQLVacation

Lovely Columbus, Georgia is situated along the banks of the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia border and is the second biggest city in the state. It is close to Fort Benning, home of the United States Army Infantry School and one of the biggest employers in the region. It is also home to lots museums

SQL Vacation 2016!

Kevin Kline (@kekline) is going on another SQL Vacation, this time between Nashville and Pensacola, with 7 events scheduled and many chances to win prizes!

Temporal Tables in SQL Server 2016

While temporal data support is something that has existed in the past within other database platforms, it is a newly available feature with the RTM version of SQL Server 2016. In case you haven't heard of temporal data values (or for some, "bitemporal"), here is a brief explanation. READ MORE… Originally Posted June 09, 2016

SQL Server on Linux – It's No Joke

Many thought it was an early April Fool's Day prank, but it was no joke: On March 7, 2016, Microsoft announced the beta release of SQL Server on Linux with the intention of shipping a full release of the product by 2017. Oh, and SentryOne already supports SQL Server on Linux! READ MORE… Originally Posted

Microsoft on the Ascent in Business Intelligence and Data Science

Microsoft has been on a tear for the past couple of years. It has been pushing forward with a very steady stream of powerful new features and capabilities, even entire product lines, within its Data Platform business. But while Microsoft has been hard at work on this deluge of new technologies, it would be completely

An Interview with Greg Gonzalez, SQL Sentry CEO

What's a great innovator and entrepreneur like? Learn more in this interview with SQL Sentry CEO, Greg Gonzalez.

Get in on the New Webinar Series, "Who Wants to be a DBA?"

Think of this series as a "brain dump" for all of the career advice we'd give to an aspiring DBA. Register now!

Powerful ETL Technologies in the Microsoft Data Platform

Microsoft first truly disrupted the ETL marketplace with the introduction of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) back with the release of SQL Server 2005. Microsoft has upped the ante yet again by bringing to market powerful ETL features to the cloud via the Azure Data Factory, which enables IT shops to integrate a multitude of

Live and In Person! My Speaking Schedule for 2016

After a couple of months with no travel, Kevin Kline (@kekline) lays out his conference and speaking schedule for the upcoming calendar year.

What Happened to Logical Data Models (LDM)?

In a recent blog post entitled Is Logical Data Modeling Dead?, Karen Lopez (b | t) comments on the trends in the data modeling discipline and shares her own processes and preferences for logical data modeling (LDM). Her key point is that LDMs are on the decline primarily because they (and their creators) have failed to adapt

Machine Learning and the Microsoft Data Platform

MACHINE LEARNING AND THE MICROSOFT DATA PLATFORM If you're into data and databases and you have not heard the term "machine learning," may I suggest that you're not reading enough? This technology is hot and hyped, largely because it is the secret ingredient in many successful Big Data projects. READ MORE… Originally Posted January 07,

Machine Learning and the Microsoft Data Platform

If you're into data and databases and you have not heard the term "machine learning," may I suggest that you're not reading enough? This technology is hot and hyped, largely because it is the secret ingredient in many successful Big Data projects. READ MORE… Originally Posted January 07, 2016

End-to-End Troubleshooting Checklist : Slides, Scripts, Video, and Articles

The Presentation: Slides, TSQL-Scripts, and Video I've had quite a few inquiries about the slides, T-SQL scripts, and additional troubleshooting information following the presentation I gave to the DBA Fundamentals PASS Virtual Chapter in early December, 2015. I'm happy to report that I've finally collated all of the associated content from that presentation! Click here