Kendal Van Dyke, UpSearch Alum

Kendal Van DykeKendal Van Dyke is a database strategist, community advocate, public speaker and blogger. He is passionate about helping leaders use Microsoft’s SQL Server to solve complex problems that protect, unlock and optimize data’s value.

Since 1999, Kendal has specialized in SQL Server database management solutions and provided IT strategy consulting. Kendal excels at replication, disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation and debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments.

Kendal Van Dyke currently serves the SQL Server community as Founder and President of MagicPass, the Orlando, FL based chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). In 2012, Kendal served as a member of the PASS Board of Directors.

Kendal remains active in the SQL Server community as a speaker and blogger. He teaches SQL Server enthusiast and technology leaders how to protect, unlock and optimize data’s value. Since 2008, Kendal has operated a SQL Server focused blog at

Kendal Van Dyke earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences from Florida State University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He is also an active volunteer within the community, serving as a parent assistant for Boy Scout Troop 125.


    • Microsoft MVP Award for SQL Server (2011 – 2015)

Education & Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS), SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer and Information Sciences, Florida State University

Information Technology Skills

  • Microsoft SQL Server (through 2012)
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Windows Server (through 2008 R2)
  • Virtualization with VMware ESXi and Oracle VirtualBox
  • Systems architecture design, implementation, and administration

Speaking Engagements

Kendal Van Dyke has presented at the PASS Community Summit since 2009. He has presented at Code Camps, SQLSaturdays, PASS Virtual Chapters and SQL Server user groups around the United States. Kendal has also been part of the event leadership teams for SQLSaturday Orlando since 2011.