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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline is a renowned 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

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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Join Me at the Ft. Lauderdale SQL Saturday on June 14, 2014! 21 May 2014
If you're in South Florida, read the details about the upcoming SQL Saturday and Kevin's full day pre-conference seminar on Friday, June 13.

Writing and Delivering a Successful Full-Day Technology Seminar 06 May 2014
Kevin provides a variety of best practices and advice for putting together your own full-day, pre-conference seminar.

Interested in Self-Service Analytics at the PASS Business Analytics Conference? 24 Apr 2014
Want to learn more about self-service business intelligence from some of the smartest minds in the industry? Find out more in this entry.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes on SQL Server 09 Apr 2014
Microsoft SQL Server is easier to administrate than any other relational database on the market. But “easier than everyone else” doesn’t mean it’s easy. And it doesn’t mean that database administration on SQL Server is problem free. And since SQL Server is constantly growing from small, ...

SUPER SECRETS of the SQL Server Illuminati — REVEALED! 01 Apr 2014
Why would I share a SUPER SECRET story like this? Why would I reveal secrets that were NEVER meant to see the light of day? What bizarre secrets will you learn about the twisted underbelly of SQL Server?