Author and Rookie of 2016

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In 2016, we had 25 different authors that qualified for either the Author of the Year or the Rookie of the Year. To qualify for the Author of the Year, the team member had to contribute at least 10 published tips in 2016.  To qualify for the Rookie of the Year, the team member had to be a new author in 2016 and contribute at least 5 tips published in 2016.  The authors below qualified for these awards.



Based on the community voting for Author of the Year and Rookie of the Year, we are pleased to announce the 2016 winners.

Author of the Year - 2016

Aaron Bertrand

Aaron Bertrand

Rookie of the Year - 2016

Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar

On behalf of the community, we would like to congratulate Aaron, Nat 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 2017 authors. "Thank you" on behalf of the global SQL Server community.

Please take some time to congratulate and thank these authors for their contributions to the SQL Server community.

Also, check out the past winners: 2014 and 2015.

Thank you,
The Team

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:01:33 AM - Atul Gaikwad Back To Top (45198)

Congratulations Aaron and Nat on your sucess for being Awarded as "Author of the year" and "Rookie of the year". Long way to go..Stay blessed and wish you a very Happy New Year 2017.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:10:34 PM - Patrick Lambin Back To Top (45180)

 It is a well deserved reward for a person who has replied ( and  often marked as answer ) so many times in a clear and easily understandable way on the SQL Server MSDN/Technet forums ( a little omission ). And as we say in France : bravo...


Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 12:46:17 PM - rick willemain Back To Top (45179)


Wonderful work by you both !!! .. never stop   Thank you Aaron and Nat.


Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:44:50 AM - Tim Back To Top (45170)

Huge congrats to Aaron and Nat; outstanding work.

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 9:17:51 AM - Koen Verbeeck Back To Top (45168)

Congrats Aaron and Nat!

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 8:58:38 AM - Percy Reyes Back To Top (45167)

Congratulations for the winners and also all the authors and contributos. I like this sorts of iniciatives as it encourages us to share more with the SQL Community.


Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:25:32 AM - Nat Sundar Back To Top (45163)

Congrats Aaron and you are well deserved.

I thank Jeremy and Greg for their continuous encouragement for me to write and nourish. I am very thankful for all the readers of who spend their time to vote even during festive holidays.

I take this opportunity to thank all the authors who is contributing their valuable knowledge to the community.



Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:12:10 AM - Mohamed Suleiman Back To Top (45160)


 GREAT, Wel Done for Nat and Aaron

Many thansk for your help


Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:55:55 PM - Simon Liew Back To Top (45159)


Well done Nat and Aaron, many congrats!

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15:50 PM - Scott Murray Back To Top (45156)

Congrats Aaron and Nat.. Well deserved!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:06:44 PM - Artemakis Artemiou Back To Top (45155)

Congrats Aaron and Nat!

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:35:55 PM - Erica Back To Top (45153)

 Amazing, congratulations Aaron and Nat!!!!!


Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:31:58 PM - Greg Robidoux Back To Top (45152)

I'd like to thank everyone that has contributed to MSSQLTips and congratulate Nat and Aaron for being this year's winners.

-Greg Robidoux

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 1:56:08 PM - Eli Leiba Back To Top (45149)

 Congratulations to both of you , Aaron and Nat. You both deserve it. Thanks for sharing your tips and ideas with us.


Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 12:42:14 PM - jeff_yao Back To Top (45147)

Congrats to both Aaron and Nat, well deserved !!

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:30:25 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (45146)


Congratulations to you for your decades of contributions to the SQL Server Community.  You have certainly been a pillar in the community.  We are very proud you are a part of the Team.  We hope to work with you more in 2017 and beyond.  Congrats!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:30:03 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (45145)


You are a well deserving Rookie in a field of many talented authors.  We appreciate the level of detail you include in all of your tips and we are looking forward to the many tips you have planned.  We certainly want to encourage you to continue to help the global SQL Server Community in 2017 and beyond.  Congrats!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:39:56 AM - Svetlana Golovko Back To Top (45144)


Congratulations Aaron and Nat on your well-deserved victory!

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:32:59 AM - Ranga N Back To Top (45141)

Congratulations Aaron and Nat. Thanks for taking your time to share your knowledge on the subject, it is commendable!


Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:03:13 AM - Shelly Stasiewicz Back To Top (45140)

 Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the authors.  I rely on your contributions and learn daily from the tips!


Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:45:31 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (45139)

Congrats to all of the authors on this great accomplishment!

The global SQL Server community appreciates all that you do to help them on a daily basis.

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:06:37 AM - Atif Shehzad Back To Top (45135)

Congratulations Aaron and Nat. It is great acheivement among in such good competetion.  


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