Author and Rookie of 2019

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We are excited to announce the sixth 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 2019 that had at least 5 published tips qualified for the Rookie of the Year. 

Please congratulate the contenders and winners in the form below! 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 in 2020!


Based on the community, peer and leadership voting for Author of the Year and Rookie of the Year, we are pleased to announce the 2019 winners.

Author of the Year - 2019

John Miner

John Miner

Rookie of the Year - 2019

Ron L'Esteve

Ron L'Esteve


On behalf of the community, we would like to congratulate John, Ron 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 2020 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 in the comments section below.

Also, check out the past winners: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Thank you,
The Team

P.S. We are already in search of the 2020 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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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:30:03 PM - Sherlee Back To Top (84845)

Congratulations John and Ron! 

Congratulations too to all contenders!

It's really such a hard work to be there. 

I've learn a lot from your tips and articles. Keep writing and sharing your knowledge to everyone.

You are amazing guys! In this way you have helped a lot of devs and IT persons out there.

Looking forward to see more articles from you guys.

Thank you so much for all of your tips and articles.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 4:30:40 PM - John Miner Back To Top (84841)

Hi All,

I am honored to receive this recognition and be part of a great list of authors who were contenders. Many thanks to Jeremy and Greg who have allowed me to publish articles for the last 5 years. I look forward to writing articles in the years to come.


John Miner - The Crafty DBA

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 4:21:17 PM - Ron LEsteve Back To Top (84840)

Hi All,

Thank you so much for this '2019 Rookie of the Year Award'. I am so grateful to be part of the MSSQLTips community and for having the opportunity to contribute my tips. MSSQLTips has always been an inspiration to me and I am honored and thrilled to win this prestigious award. Thank you to all who voted and for your thoughtful comments. Congratulations to all the other Authors who have written such great articles in 2019 and thank you Jeremy and the rest of the MSSQLTips leadership team for all that you do. I look forward to contributing many more tips in the coming years.

Best Wishes,

Ron L'Esteve

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:59:04 PM - Daniel Farina Back To Top (84821)

Hi John and Ron! Congratulations to both of you for your achievement!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:25:26 PM - Jean Back To Top (84646)

Congrats to you John and Ron. Your contributions and ideas are inspiring and the knowledge you share is limitless. Thanks to you, I am code and understand queries and that helps me to improve and move up the ladder. Your tips help me to navigate to another platform using SQL such as MySQL and with such confidence, I become the reference in the business when a SQL problem is to be resolved.

Once more big thank you.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:34:45 AM - Atif Back To Top (84627)

Congratulations John and Ron. Wounderfull content contribution and great help for community.

Overall it was hard to vote as all stuff is great and very helpful.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:24:21 PM - Rick Dobson Back To Top (84620)

John and Ron,

Congrats on your awards.

I know how hard it is to write helpful tips on important topics, and I hold the both of you in great esteem.

Rick Dobson

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:05:29 PM - Kun Lee Back To Top (84618)

Congrats!!! Always great to see all the great articles!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:32:34 AM - Srinath Back To Top (84611)

Congratulations Moinu Bhai.. Keep it coming...

A big THANK YOU for all the Authors for keeping SQL community uptodate.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:20:31 AM - Eli Leiba Back To Top (84609)

Congratulations John and Ron !

Continue writing many great tips. Your tips are much appreciated!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:57:30 AM - Aakash Patel Back To Top (84608)

Congratulations John and Ron! 

Also thank you all the contenders for sharing the knowledge with SQL Community.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:43:57 AM - Eduardo Pivaral Back To Top (84607)

Congratulations to the winners! Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:39:55 AM - Greg Robidoux Back To Top (84606)

Congrats John and Ron!

Also, a great big thank you to all of the authors and all of your contributions over the years.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 8:42:20 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (84605)


Congrats!  5 years writing and 60+ tips!  Those are great accomplishments!  

Thank you for all of the detail on your tips.  You have been a cornerstone for the Azure articles on

Thank you for spreading the word about and encouraging new authors to join the team.

Best wishes for 2020 and beyond.  We encourage you to continue to share your knowledge and help the global SQL Server community.

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 8:38:20 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (84604)


Congrats on being recognized as Rookie of the Year.  The community, your peers and the leadership are impressed with all of your tips for 2019!  We appreciate the level of detail you have been including and your assistance to community members in need on some topics that have very little documentation.

Best wishes for 2020 and beyond.  Please continue to contribute and share your knowledge for years to come!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 8:35:37 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (84603)

To all of the Author of the Year and Rookie of the Year Contenders,

Congrats on all of your accomplishments in 2019!  All of you received a tremendous amount of love from your peers and the community.

The voting was close at the end and all of you need to celebrate your accomplishments today!

Congrats and shine brightly in 2020 and beyond!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec
Community Co-Leader

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:47:08 AM - Joe Gavin Back To Top (84601)

Congrats John and Ron!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 3:01:28 AM - Koen Verbeeck Back To Top (84595)

Congrats to both of you!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:47:33 AM - Elaiyaraja Back To Top (84593)

Great work John and Ron, continue your valuable tips and the new articles...

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