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Koen Verbeeck is a BI professional, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack with a particular love for SSIS.
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Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 61



Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP (SQL Server).
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Author Since: 2016
Tip Contributions: 2
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K. Brian Kelley is a SQL Server author and columnist focusing primarily on SQL Server security.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 123
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Siddharth Mehta is an Associate Manager with Accenture in the Avanade Division focusing on Business Intelligence.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 54



Mohammed Moinudheen is a SQL Server DBA with over 6 years experience managing production databases for a few Fortune 500 companies.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 19



Tim Smith works as a DBA and developer and also teaches Automating ETL on Udemy.
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Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 66



Derek Colley is a UK-based DBA and BI Developer with more than a decade of experience working with SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 22



Rajendra is a Consultant DBA with 4+ years of extensive experience in database administration including SharePoint databases.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 28



Scott Murray has a passion for crafting BI Solutions with SharePoint, SSAS, OLAP and SSRS.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 98



Atul Gaikwad has over 14+ years of experience with SQL Server. He currently works for one of the leading MNCs in Pune as a Delivery Manager.

Author Since: 2016
Tip Contributions: 1



Ben Snaidero has been a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for over 10 years and focuses on performance tuning.

Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 57



Jeffrey Yao is a senior SQL Server consultant, striving to automate DBA work as much as possible to have more time for family, life and more automation.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 23



Daniel Farina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Self-educated, since childhood he showed a passion for learning.
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Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 53



Ahmad Yaseen is a SQL Server DBA with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering as well as .NET development experience.
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Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 12



Manvendra Singh has over 5 years of experience with SQL Server and has focused on Database Mirroring, Replication, Log Shipping, etc.

Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 46



Daniel Calbimonte is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified IT Professional.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 52
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Sadequl Hussain has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and his life as a DBA has seen him managing mission critical systems.

Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 21



Dr. Dallas Snider is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of West Florida and has 18+ years of SQL experience.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 64



Sergey Gigoyan is a database professional with more than 6 years of experience, with a focus on database design, development, performance tuning, optimization, high availability, BI and DW design.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 15



Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer, and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation.
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Author Since: 2016
Tip Contributions: 4



Junaith Haja is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Browse Info Solutions, Inc and leads a Microsoft SQL Server and BI team.
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Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 6



Aaron Bertrand is a Senior Consultant at SQL Sentry, Inc., and has been contributing to the community for about two decades, first earning the Microsoft MVP award in 1997.
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Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 95
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Douglas Correa is a database professional, focused in tuning, high-availability and infrastructure.
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Author Since: 2016
Tip Contributions: 2



Diana Moldovan is a DBA and data centric applications developer with 6 years of experience covering SQL 2000, SQL 2005 and SQL 2008.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 18



Rick Dobson is a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist and well accomplished SQL Server and Access author.

Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 18



Marios Philippopoulos has been a SQL Server DBA for over 10 years. He is based in the Toronto area, Canada.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 4



Since 2002, Jeremy Kadlec has delivered value to the global SQL Server community as an Edgewood Solutions SQL Server Consultant, MSSQLTips.com co-founder and Baltimore SSUG co-leader.
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Author Since: 2006
Tip Contributions: 227



Cate Murray is responsible for managing the nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO and Business Analysis Practice.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 16



Ghanesh Prasad leads a team in Microsoft Business Intelligence and has over 5 years of experience working with SQL Server.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 29



Varinder Singh is a SQL Server production DBA in the Boston area with 20+ years of database, SSIS, SSAS and SSRS administration experience.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 2



Fikrat Azizov has been working with SQL Server since 2002. He’s currently working as Business Intelligence consultant at Avanade Canada.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 6



Greg Robidoux is the President of Edgewood Solutions and a co-founder of MSSQLTips.com.
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Author Since: 2006
Tip Contributions: 198



Edgewood Solutions is a technology company focused on Microsoft SQL Server and founder of MSSQLTips.com.

Author Since: 2006
Tip Contributions: 37



Brady Upton is a Database Administrator and SharePoint superstar in Nashville, TN.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 47



Tim Wiseman is a SQL Server DBA and Python Developer in Las Vegas.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 12



John Miner is currently a Senior Consultant at Atrion providing Database and Business Intelligence solutions.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 8
Microsoft MVP



Robert Davis is a SQL Server Certified Master, MVP, and experienced DBA, evangelist, speaker, writer, and trainer.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 1
Microsoft MVP



Burt King is Senior Database Administrator at enservio with more than 15 years experience with SQL Server and has contributed to MSSQLTips.com since 2011.

Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 5



Susantha Bathige currently works at Pearson North America as a Production DBA. He has over ten years of experience in SQL Server as a Database Engineer, Developer, Analyst and Production DBA.
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Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 4



Edwin M Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 86
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Carla Abanes works for a private bank in Singapore as a SQL Server DBA.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 10



Svetlana Golovko is a DBA with 13 years of the IT experience (including SQL Server and Oracle) with main focus on performance.

Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 27



John Grover is a 25-year IT veteran with experience in SQL Server, Oracle, clustering and virtualization.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 7



Johan Bijnens is a database firefighter, working with SQL Server since 2000, working at Aperam Genk.

Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 4



Babu Akkandi is a BI Professional and has 11+ years of experience in the IT industry and has been working with SQL Server since version 7.0.
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Author Since: 2015
Tip Contributions: 2



Erica Woods has nearly a decade in the IT staffing world, an MBA, and is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 8



Mike Eastland has been a SQL Server DBA since 1999. His main areas of interest are monitoring and the automation of administrative tasks.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 8



Tibor Nagy is a SQL Server professional in the financial industry with experience in SQL 2000-2012, DB2 and MySQL.
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Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 25



Ray Barley is a Principal Architect at RDA Corporation and a MSSQLTips.com BI Expert.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 109



Prashant Shekhar is employed as a DBA with BioTelemetry; specializing in HA solutions comprised of SQL Clustering, Replication and Log Shipping.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 2



Percy Reyes is a SQL Server MVP and Sr. Database Administrator focused on SQL Server Internals with over 10+ years of extensive experience managing critical database servers.
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Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 11
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Douglas Castilho has been a SQL Server DBA over 6 years, focuses on tuning, backup, disaster recovery, mirroring, T-SQL, PL-SQL and .NET

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 3



Sr. DBA Thomas LeBlanc MCITP 05/08 DBA & 08 BI has spoken at the PASS Summit 2011/12, SQL Rally & many SQL Saturday’s.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 5



Graham Okely is a contract SQL Server DBA and has been working with database systems since 1984 and has been specializing in SQL Server since 2007.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 5



Robert Biddle is a Data Architect with over 10 years of experience working with databases. He specializes in data warehousing and SSIS.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 2



Erin Youtzy has been dabbling in SQL at the workplace since she earned her BS degree in 2004. She is currently a DBA at UNM.
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Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 2



Brian P ODwyer is a BI Analyst at Cook Children's Health Care System who knows both Infrastructure and SQL server

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 7



Datta has 8+ years of experience working with SQL Server BI, Power BI, Microsoft Azure, Azure HDInsight and more.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 34



Bernard Black is a DBA for Beacon Health System in South Bend, IN and has been working with databases for over 15 years.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 2



Simon Liew is a Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008. He is a SQL Consultant in Sydney, Australia.
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Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 5



Armando Prato has close to 30 years of industry experience and has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5.
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Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 35



Mohamed Mawla works as a Database Consultant for The Pythian Group in Ottawa. His expertise spans SQL Server and MySQL.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 1



Ron Kirchgessner is a developer with 30 years experience developing marketing and data management software.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 1



Andy Novick is a SQL Server Developer in the Boston area with 25 years of database and application development experience.
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Author Since: 2006
Tip Contributions: 28
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Richard Vantrease is a lead SQL Server DBA for a large company. His specialties include architecture, the data engine and automation.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 4



Dave Bennett is a Senior SQL Server DBA for a major telecommunications company. He has been working in technology for over 20 years.
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Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 1



Sherlee Dizon is an IT consultant and web application developer with over 14 years of experience as a software and web developer.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 5



Arshad Ali is a SQL and BI Developer focusing on Data Warehousing projects for Microsoft.

Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 104



Tim Ford is a Senior Database Administrator and SQL Server MVP. He has been working with SQL Server since 1999.
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Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 92
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Bhaskar Sarma is a MSSQL DBA working in HealthCare since 2005.

Author Since: 2014
Tip Contributions: 1



Norman Chan is a SQL Server DBA with over 12 years of IT experience as a software developer and DBA.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 4



Pavel Pawlowski is Lead BI Specialist in Tieto with focus on Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BI platform.
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Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 5



Kun Lee is a database administrator and his areas of interest are database administration, architecture, data modeling and development.

Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 30



Rick Krueger is a Lead Development DBA, BI Developer, and speaker with 18 years of experience, based in the Twin Cities.
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Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 2



Chad Churchwell is a SQL Server professional specializing in High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Replication.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 13



Andy Brown is a director of Wise Owl, a UK training company, and creator of many SQL Server blogs, tutorials and videos.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 1



Basit Farooq is a Senior Database Administrator and has worked in the IT industry for 11+ years.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 7



Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence architect, author, speaker, and SQL Server MVP. He specializes in SSIS.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 1
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Murali Krishnan is a Lead Consultant with vast experience in Database/BI Design, Development and Administration.

Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 7



Lin Liu is a SQL server DBA and consultant in the San Francisco area. He is specializes in SQL administration and architecture solutions.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 1



Tim Cullen has been working in the IT industry since 2003 and currently works as a SQL Server Reports Developer.
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Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 36



Mike Bishop is a Boston-based DBA and data architect with 20+ years of database management experience.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 1



Seth Delconte is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Database Administrator, and works primarily on SQL Server development.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 2



Jugal Shah has 8+ years of extensive SQL Server experience and has worked on SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2.
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Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 41



Dan Quinones is an Architect/Systems Engineer with over 11 years of experience specializing in Microsoft Server and Database technologies.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 5



Mickey Stuewe is a Microsoft Certified Professional in Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. She has been with Microsoft development products like SQL Server, SSRS, Excel, and VB since 1995.

Author Since: 2013
Tip Contributions: 1



John Garcia is a SQL Server Database Administrator in Alpharetta, GA with over 12 years of experience.

Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 1



Matteo Lorini is a DBA and has been working in IT since 1993. He specializes in SQL Server and also has knowledge of MySQL.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 31



Albert Hetzel works as a SQL Server Developer for a Dallas technology company.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 1



Marlon Ribunal is a data specialist for an aerospace & defense company. He is passionate about SQL Server, data, and BI.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 1



Dale Kelly has been in the computer industry since the late 80s and is currently a Sr. DBA responsible for 26 SQL Servers.

Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 5



Ashish Kumar Mehta has been contributing to the MSSQLTips.com community since 2009 with over 60 tips.

Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 79



Chris Allaire has been developing applications on SQL Server for the last 12 years and specializes in SSIS and data integration.
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Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 1



John Sterrett is a DBA and Software Developer with expertise in data modeling, database design, administration and development.
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Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 8



Atif Shehzad is a passionate SQL Server DBA, technical reviewer and article author.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 45



Peter Tran is a Senior Performance Tech Lead @ PROS Revenue Management;(NYSE: PRO), where he focuses on server-side (Java, JDBC, database) performance on SQL Server.

Author Since: 2012
Tip Contributions: 1



Robert Pearl is a SQL MVP, and President of Pearl Knowledge Solutions, Inc., offering SQLCentric monitoring and DBA services.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 8
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David Bird has years of IT Experience working as a DBA and programmer on Windows, UNIX, and mainframes.

Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 5



Scott Shaw is a Lead SQL Server DBA with extensive experience running SQL Server in a virtualized environment.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 10



Shawn Melton started his IT career in 2002 and has experience working with SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2.

Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 7



Brent Shaub has been creating, renovating and administering databases since 1998.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 8



Nitansh Agarwal is a lead with 4+ years of extensive experience in database administration where he handles large critical databases.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 6



Eli Leiba is a senior application DBA, a teacher and a senior database consultant with 19 years of RDBMS experience.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 5



Vamsi Bogullu is a Database Architect administering database servers, developing applications and designing enterprise BI solutions.
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Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 3



Tal Olier is a database expert currently working for HP holding various positions in IT and R&D departments.

Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 3



Alan Cranfield is a versatile SQL Server DBA with over 10 years experience managing critical systems in large distributed environments.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 9



Alex Tocitu is an engineer with an MSEE in Automation and MBA in Finance.
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Author Since: 2011
Tip Contributions: 6



Bru Medishetty focuses on Performance Monitoring and Tuning as well as planning and implementing Disaster Recovery solutions.

Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 7



Thomas LaRock is a seasoned IT professional with over a decade of experience. He is a Senior DBA for Confio Software and SQL Server MVP.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 20
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Ken Simmons is a database administrator, developer, SQL Server book author and Microsoft SQL Server MVP.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 24



Wayne Ackman has held the position of Senior Database Administrator with various corporations using SQL Server over the last two decades.
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Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 1



Ranga Narasimhan has been in IT for over 10 years working on Siebel, Visual Basic, Crystal Reports and SQL Server.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 8



Charley Hanania is based in Zurich and is a Principle Consultant at QS2 – Quality Software Solutions.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 11
Microsoft MVP



Sankar Reddy is a Database Engineer/DBA and SQL Server MVP. He has been working with SQL Server since 2003 in a variety of roles.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 7


Author Since: 2010
Tip Contributions: 1



Michelle Gutzait has been involved in IT for 20 years as a developer, business analyst and database consultant.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 6


Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 1



Chad Boyd is an Architect, Administrator and Developer with technologies such as SQL Server, .NET, and Windows Server.

Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 67


Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 6



Hilary Cotter is a SQL Server MVP specializing in replication and Full-Text Search.
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Author Since: 2009
Tip Contributions: 1
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Nitin Rana is a Microsoft Certified Professional and currently has over 12 years of IT experience with the SQL server core components.
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Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 2


Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 1


Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 1



Hal Hayes is a managing Consultant at Excella Consulting.

Author Since: 2008
Tip Contributions: 2



Rob Fisch has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5 as a dba, developer, report writer and data warehouse designer.
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Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 18


Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 1



Enrique Garcia is a Software Developer and his area of interests are database performance and .Net development.

Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 1



Jay Dave has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry working as a trainer, software developer, etc.

Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 5


Author Since: 2007
Tip Contributions: 1


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