Author and Rookie of 2017

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2017 was an exciting year on with a dedicated team of authors and community searching for solutions to their SQL Server problems. In 2017, there were 25 authors that distinguished themselves and 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 2017. To qualify for the Rookie of the Year, the team member had to be a new author in 2017 and contribute at least 5 tips published in 2017. The authors below qualified for these awards.



  • Rookie of the Year Contenders

    Based on the community voting for Author of the Year and Rookie of the Year, we are pleased to announce the 2017 winners.

    Author of the Year - 2017

    Siddharth Mehta

    Siddharth Mehta

    Rookie of the Year - 2017

    Aaron Nelson

    Aaron Nelson

    All of these authors deserve significant recognition for all of their contributions and we encourage all of the authors to take it to the next level to provide the community with even more beneficial content. 

    On behalf of the community, we would like to congratulate Siddharth, Aaron 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 2018 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: 2016, 2015, and 2014.

    Thank you,
    The Team

    P.S. We are already in search of the 2018 Rookie and Author of the Year. If you are interested in joining the Author Team, please click here to get started.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 1:26:27 PM - Aaron Nelson Back To Top (74969)

 Thanks to everyone who voted, and for all the notes of congratulations.  I am honored to be voted in as the Rookie of the Year for MSSQLTips. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:32:06 AM - Siddharth Mehta Back To Top (74967)

Hi All,

Thanks to Greg and Jeremy, all my author colleagues, and most importantly the readers who encourage me to keep writing new content.

This award is an not just an accomplishment for me, but also a token of obligation, that being a tenured author, I need to keep raising the bar and continuously improve my writing to match the expectations of readers on

I am extremely grateful to the MSSQLTips team for this opportunity to write for this community. Thanks for this award! :)







Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:23:49 PM - Rick Dobson Back To Top (74912)


Thanks for your excellent contributions in 2017.  Looking forward to lots more in 2018.

Rick Dobson

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 3:46:19 AM - Eli Leiba Back To Top (74872)

  Congratulations to both of you, Siddharth and Aaron , for your very nice tips. The award are well deserved !



Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 3:33:21 PM - Koen Verbeeck Back To Top (74860)


Congrats to both winners!

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 5:57:32 PM - Oscar Back To Top (74845)

 They really did a good job, congrats to both of you and all the contenders also, sharing knowledge is not always a human nature



Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2:21:09 PM - Diana Moldovan Back To Top (74842)

Congratulations and thank you :)

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 1:47:31 PM - Tim Back To Top (74840)

Huge kudos to Siddharth and Aaron; outstanding work and I'm glad you're part of the family here. 

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 1:24:20 PM - JOHN Back To Top (74839)

Awesome articles and much deserved!

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:18:31 PM - jeff_yao Back To Top (74837)

 Congrats, Siddharth and Aaron! Very well deserved awards.


Hope to see more contents from you two in 2018.

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:59:59 AM - Greg Robidoux Back To Top (74835)

Congratulations to all the MSSQLTips authors for making 2017 a great year with many new tips, articles and tutorials.  I'd also like to congratulate Aaron and Siddharth on a job well done.  Looking forward to a terrific 2018.

Thanks again for everyone’s hard work and contributions.

-Greg Robidoux

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:19:20 AM - rajendra gupta Back To Top (74831)

Congratulations...thanks for the tips.





Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:00:28 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (74827)


Congrats on being recognized as the Rookie of the Year.  We appreciate all of your contributions and help to the community.  We highly encourage you to contribute more PowerShell solutions in 2018 and beyond. 

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 8:56:08 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (74825)


Congrats on winning the Author of the Year!  You have been a long time author and have helped the community tremendously with your Business Intelligence tips.  You already have a number of tips lined up for 2018, so that is great to see.  We also appreciate all of your hard work on the tutorials. 

Many thanks and much encouragement for 2018 and beyond.

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 8:48:30 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (74823)

To all of the Authors,

Congratulations on all of your contributions to help the global SQL Server community. Each of you deserve significant recognition. I personally encourage you to raise the bar and help the community in new and different ways with your tips. Thank you for all that you do!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 8:36:18 AM - John Miner Back To Top (74821)

 Congratulations to the winners.  A well deserved honor.

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 8:20:24 AM - Scott Murray Back To Top (74820)

Well deserved Siddharth and Aaron... congrats!


Friday, January 5, 2018 - 8:18:20 AM - Ahmad Yaseen Back To Top (74819)

 Congratulations my friends, you really deserve it.

Best Regards,

Ahmad Yaseen


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