Author and Rookie of 2014

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In 2014 a new tradition was started on to recognize the Author and Rookie of the Year.  Authors that had at least 10 published tips qualified for the Author of the Year and new authors in 2014 that had at least 5 published tips qualified for the Rookie of the Year. In 2014 the following authors qualified for these awards:



Voting was conducted by the community in December 2014, the votes were scrutinized in early January 2015 and the winners were selected for each award based on one vote per unique IP address per day.  This was a very close race with thousands of votes.  After the votes were meticulously calculated, the winners of the 2014 Author and Rookie of the Year are:

Author of the Year - 2014 Rookie of the Year - 2014
Koen Verbeeck Jeff Yao

Koen Verbeeck

Jeffrey Yao


On behalf of the community, we would like to congratulate Koen, Jeffery and all the authors that qualified for these awards.  All of the author contributions are valued by the community and we look forward to many more contributions by all of our authors and all new 2015 authors.

Thank you,
The Team

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Comments For This Article

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:21:57 PM - Kenny Wymore Back To Top (36000)

Congratulations to you both! I have enjoyed your articles as well as those from the other authors on this site. Keep up the good work!

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:36:50 AM - Dattatrey Sindol (Datta) Back To Top (35974)

Congrats Koen and Jeffery!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 3:33:45 PM - Koen Verbeeck Back To Top (35928)

I am very excited to receive this award and I'd like to  thank everyone for their vote and support. I'm very proud to be part of the SQL family!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 1:31:45 PM - jeff_yao Back To Top (35926)

I am very humbled and excited to receive this award. Thanks for your vote and thanks I will write more this year to return for our SQL server family.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 9:24:04 AM - Brian ODwyer Back To Top (35920)

Congratulations to both of you. I really enjoyed your tips and look forward to more of them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 9:08:27 AM - John Grover Back To Top (35918)

Congratulations, gentlemen and thanks for making every DBA's job just that much easier!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:34:16 AM - Tim Cullen Back To Top (35915)

Congratulations all the nominees and especially to Jeffrey and Koen. You should be proud of this accomplishment, seeing as the tip community spans the globe!



Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:25:17 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (35914)

Congrats to all of the authors in the running for the 2014 Author and Rookie of the year and especially Koen and Jeffrey.


Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader


Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:19:20 AM - Scott Murray Back To Top (35913)

Congrats Koen and Jeffery!! Great Job

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 5:45:23 AM - Atif Shehzad Back To Top (35912)

Congratulations to Koen Verbeeck and Jeffery Yao for this acheivement. Looking for more good artciles by you on this portal in future.


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