Authors and Rookie of 2022

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2022 was another positive year on with the team expanding into new technologies and delivering value to the global SQL Server community. A total of 85 professionals contributed to making 2022 a success.  We are very proud of each and every contribution by every Author.

We are once again excited to announce the ninth annual Author and Rookie of the Year. In 2020, we made a few changes including splitting the Author of the Year into four categories - DBA, Developer, Business Intelligence and Cloud Professionals. We also included new ways for Authors to garner votes with additional community promotions, impactful ideas and more. Authors that had at least 10 published tips qualified for the Author of the Year and new authors in 2022 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.  Many of these authors have been contending for these awards for 5+ years. We also want publicly encourage all of the authors to take it to the next level in 2023!


Based on the community, peer and leadership voting for Author of the Year and Rookie of the Year, we are pleased to announce the 2022 winners.

DBA of 2022

Rajendra Gupta

Rajendra Gupta

Dev of 2022

Aubrey Love

Aubrey Love

BI Pro of 2022

Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck

Cloud Pro of 2022

John Miner

John Miner

Rookie of 2022

Hadi Fadlallah

Hadi Fadlallah

On behalf of the community, we would like to congratulate Rajendra, Aubrey, Koen, John, Hadi 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 2023 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: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Thank you,
The Team

P.S. We are already in search of the 2023 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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Article Last Updated: 2023-02-10

Comments For This Article

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 6:21:01 PM - Eric Blinn Back To Top (90948)
Congratulations to all of the winners! It is an honor to have been considered among such great authors!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 11:08:12 AM - Rick Dobson Back To Top (90931)

Thanks for your many clear and lean tips on topics that interest me a lot. You are a real treasure to the SQL Server community.

Rick Dobson

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 1:48:12 AM - Hristo Hristov Back To Top (90930)
It's a privilege to be in this bunch! Congrats to the fellow authors!

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 7:39:40 PM - Aubrey W Love Back To Top (90929)
Thank you MSSQLTIPS for the opportunity to receive one of the Author of the Year awards, and thanks to all contributing authors of all categories. The articles this year have been remarkable. As a contributor and reader of the MSSQLTIPS articles I have found a great reference website and an opportunity to grow my own writing career.

Thank you MSSQLTIPS (Jeremy and Greg), for this opportunity and a special thanks to all the contributors who have helped me learn more about SQL through your wonderful articles and tutorials.

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:34:37 PM - Andrea Gnemmi Back To Top (90927)
Congrats to all writers but especially to the winners!
Well done guys!!

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:09:48 PM - jeff_yao Back To Top (90923)
Congrats to everyone for the excellent service to sql server community on this wonderful platform.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:54:31 AM - Hadi Fadlallah Back To Top (90921)
Thanks for this great recognition, and congrats to all the other winners and contenders and MSSQLTips authors for their significant contribution to the SQL Server community.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:41:15 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (90920)

The voting was very tight of all of the Rookies once again this year. It really boiled down to the last few author votes. With that said, I hope the small margin of voting is a BIG encouragement for you and the class of 2022. We want to work with you and the entire class of 2022 to see all of you in the running for Author of the Year in 2023 and beyond.

We congratulate you and encourage you to continue to share knowledge on the Business Intelligence side. Let’s see how you can help the community more in 2023!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:34:03 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (90919)

Congrats on being recognized as the Cloud Professional of the Year. We appreciate your thorough tips and scenarios to help paint the picture.

Thank you for your willingness to help introduce new and talented authors.

We want to encourage you to continue to bring new cloud topics to the community and share your knowledge.

Best wishes for 2023!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:26:52 AM - Göran Peterson Back To Top (90918)
Thanks a heap guys (pun intended)!
Well written well curated tips when you most of all need it.
Well done and congrats!

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:14:57 AM - Joe Gavin Back To Top (90917)
Congratulations Rajendra, Aubrey, Koen, John, and Hadi! Well done!

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:12:53 AM - Greg Robidoux Back To Top (90916)
Congrats to all of the MSSQLTips authors and presenters for another great year of exceptional content. Thank you all for your contributions and also thank you to our strong SQL Server community for making MSSQLTips a valuable resource full of a variety of topics related to SQL Server, cloud, and many other data platform topics. Looking forward to what 2023 has to offer.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:11:07 AM - Saad Atamne Back To Top (90915)
Thank you ALL!! for you help.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:59:37 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (90914)

Thank you for your consistency on the team and willingness to take on new topics across multiple technologies. We value all that you bring to the team and your feedback. Please continue to make new strides across the entire Microsoft Data Platform!

Many thanks and best wishes for 2023!

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:55:14 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (90913)

Hope you are enjoying this recognition for all that you have brought to SQL Server Developers around the globe. Thank you for taking on new ideas and finding new nuggets of code.

We want to encourage you to continue to find new development examples and code.


Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:47:48 AM - john miner Back To Top (90912)
Congratulations on all the runner ups and winners. Keep up the good work in 2023. By the way, thanks again for voting for me. I am truly honored to be recognized for my Cloud contributions.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:47:25 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (90911)

Congrats on being recognized as the 2022 DBA of the Year. You have come a long way over the last 10+ years!

We appreciate you taking on some new projects and we look forward to working with you more in 2023 and beyond.

Please continue to find new ways to help SQL Server DBAs around the globe.

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:41:57 AM - Jeremy Kadlec Back To Top (90910)
To all of the Authors,

Thank you for all of your contributions in 2022. Greg and I appreciate all of your efforts to expand into some new technologies as well as continuing to help educate the global SQL Server community on the core platform features.

2023 has already started off strong and we want to encourage everyone to continue to contribute comprehensive yet straight forward tips to best help the community.

Thank you,
Jeremy Kadlec

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:26:33 AM - Jan Potgieter Back To Top (90909)
Weldone to all the authors! You did an excellent job.
I am proud to be a part of this community.
Thanks to Jeremy and Greg for your assitance and help.
Let us make 2023 an even bigger year.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:25:42 AM - Daniel Calbimonte Back To Top (90908)

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:22:34 AM - Koen Verbeeck Back To Top (90907)
Thanks for this amazing recognition! Congratulations to the other winners, and to the other contestants as well. Let's make 2023 even better.

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 6:36:09 AM - rajendra gupta Back To Top (90906)
I am truly humbled and thankful for being awarded the #dba of 2022. This award means a lot to me and will serve as a constant source of motivation. I want to express my gratitude to all those who have supported me throughout my journey. Thank you!"

Congratulations to all the winners.

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