Author and Rookie of 2015

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2015 was a great year for the community and our dedicated team of authors who provide value to the SQL Server Community every second of the day. For our second annual 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 2015 that had at least 5 published tips qualified for the Rookie of the Year. In 2015 we had 4 new authors in the running for Rookie of the Year and 13 authors in the running for Author of the Year. We had 7 returning authors (Aaron, Cate, Dallas, Jeffrey, Koen, Scott and Tim) who also qualified in 2014.

The following authors qualified for these awards:

Author of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Voting was conducted by the community in 2015, the votes were scrutinized in early January 2016 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 tens of thousands of votes. After the votes were meticulously calculated, the winners of the 2015 Author and Rookie of the Year are:

Author of the Year - 2015

Scott Murray

Scott Murray

Rookie of the Year - 2015

Ghanesh Prasad

Ghanesh Prasad

On behalf of the community, we would like to congratulate Scott, Ghanesh 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 2016 authors. "Thank you" on behalf of the global SQL Server community.

Let's show all of these authors our appreciation in the comments section below.

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The Team

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:53:50 AM - Greg Robidoux Back To Top (40404)

I want to congratulate the winners and all the authors that qualified for the Author and Rookie of the Year as well as all of the authors that contributed in 2015.  Thank you for all of your hard work and the variety of articles you have written and shared with the MSSQLTips and SQL Server community.  Each of you provide a different perspective on ways to work with SQL Server which furthers the knowledge of all of the readers and helps us all find faster and better solutions.  I look forward to learning more about SQL Server from our current and new authors during 2016.

Once again congratulations and keep up the great work!


Monday, January 11, 2016 - 4:31:23 PM - Koen Verbeeck Back To Top (40397)

Congrats to both authors!

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 12:11:58 AM - Ghanesh Prasad Back To Top (40386)

I  am thankful to, Jeremy & Greg  for giving me opportunity to write. All the authors were very well qualified, It is my pleasure to recieve this award. I would like to thank to everyone. I am looking forward with my new upcoming tips this year, hope all my tips will help the community to spread the knowledge. 

Ghanesh Prasad

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 9:26:35 AM - Ahmad Yaseen Back To Top (40384)


 Congratulation my firends ..... Really you deserve it :)

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 1:46:02 AM - Atif Shehzad Back To Top (40381)

Congrats Scott and Ghanesh. We learned alot by your contributions here. Keep it up.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 12:26:51 PM - jeff_yao Back To Top (40380)

Congrats to both of you, Scott and Ghanesh, very well deserved.

Thanks to for hosting such great award event.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 11:37:20 AM - MANOJ DUBEY Back To Top (40379)

Congratulations to Scott Murray and Ghanesh Prasad.  Keep up the good Job

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:25:11 AM - Kyle Back To Top (40376)


I read and learn something from MSSQLtips every day. Thank you to all the authors and congrats to the winners.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:43:02 AM - Scott Murray Back To Top (40375)

I appreciate MSSQLTips and Greg & Jeremy for giving me the opportunity to write (I love it and wish I had more time to do so).  Thanks to the great SQL Server community too; everyone is so willing to share.



Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:28:36 AM - John Miner Back To Top (40374)

Congratulations to Scott Murray and Ghanesh Prasad.  Keep up the good work.  -John Miner (The CraftyDba)

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:21:59 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (40372)

To all of the Authors - On behalf of the community, congrats on all of your contributions in 2015 and earlier.  We look forward to seeing all that you have to offer to the community in 2016 and beyond.


To Scott and Ghanesh - Congrats and well deserved!  The community appreciates all that you have done to advance our knowledge.


Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:06:30 AM - rajendra gupta Back To Top (40371)

Congrats to both of you.......



Rajendra Gupta 


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