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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline is a noted database expert and software industry veteran currently serving is the Director of Engineering Services at SQL Sentry, a leading vendor of database and business intelligence tools. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004, Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS. He has written or co-written tweleve books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell.  Kevin contributes monthly columns to SQL Server Pro and DBTA magazines.  Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills, database management technology and practices, and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization.  Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide. He is on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com.

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Kevin Kline has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Learn how to assess query performance, ensure consistent and reliable query tuning, and avoid ten all-too-common performance killers in SELECT statements running on Microsoft SQL Server.
New IT leaders are rarely trained in the soft skills needed to be successful when put in charge. This one-hour session will explore the ten most frequent and challenging mistakes that new IT leaders make, as well as discuss methods for combating thos
Learn about the major components within the SQL Server architecture, starting with the relational engine and storage engine, working down to finer detail. Plus, see what happens inside SQL Server for read and write transactions.

Previous Sessions

SQL injection can happen to you! But SQL injection is also very easy to prevent. Learn the ins and outs of SQL injection so that you don't become a victim.
SQL Injection attacks are one of the most common hacker tricks used on the web. Learn all about SQL Injection attacks in this perennially favorite session.
Tuning disk subsystems for optimal SQL Server performance is typically the domain of very experienced, enterprise DBAs. This session will short-cut you past years of hard-won experience straight to the essentials of IO tuning for SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server is one of the easiest database to setup and administrate. But that doesn't mean it's problem free. Find out the most common DBA mistakes on SQL Server so that you can make sure not to make them!
Attend this session to learn about 10 techniques that developers can apply to their code which will calm your DBAs’ fears and earn their admiration

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DBTA – Mission Critical Performance Enhancements in SQL Server 2014 24 Nov 2014
  Microsoft has three major feature sets that they are advancing with SQL Server 2014 (SQL2014). One is called “Mission Critical Performance.”  Microsoft wants to stake out this ground not only as performance enhancements in the relational engine, but also those features which support better ...

Put Your New Leadership Knowledge Into Practice 21 Nov 2014
Have you ever tried to hit a golf ball toward the pin, toss a dart at the bull’s-eye, or chuck a fly at a trout? If you’re like most people, your first attempt didn’t come anywhere close to hitting the mark. Your golf ball may have found the woods, your dart may have sunk into ...

DBTA – SQL Server 2014 Overview 17 Nov 2014
  Perhaps this is your first time reading my column or you don’t know much about SQL Server. If either of those are true, then it might be a surprise to you that Microsoft has accelerated the release cadence for SQL Server to around one new release every 18 to 24 months. Add in the ...

T-SQL Tuesday #59: My Hero! 15 Oct 2014
This month’s edition of T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Tracy McKibben (T|B). I was challenged by Aaron Bertrand (T|B) to participate in this T-SQL Tuesday. I instantly knew what and who I wanted to write about, but my schedule being what it is prevented me from writing the blog ...

What Are the Most Common Failures in Windows, SharePoint and SQL Server Alerting Systems? 22 Sep 2014
Since the introduction of IT alerting systems a couple decades ago, everyone followed a very simple template. You’d first define the metric or condition that the alerting system observes, followed by the response or action that the system should perform when the specified value of ...