Ken has been in the software engineering field since 1988 with sixteen of those years being with Microsoft.  At Microsoft Ken has worked predominately in SQL Server and System Center.  As a Dev Manager, GPM and now Engineering Manager, Ken's primary focus and passion areas have been in tooling and systems management.  In SQL Server, he was the Dev Manager for SQL Manageability from 2007 to 2012.  From 2012 to 2015 Ken spent time working Azure SQL Database and focused on telemetry pipelines and using ML to monitor event streams for anomalies.  In the Fall of 2015 Ken moved back to the SQL Client Tools to drive a renewed focus in SSMS, SQLPS and the other SQL Manageability tools.

Prior to Microsoft, Ken worked in three startups: VersaCAD, ProTools, and was a founding engineer of Kaspia Systems.  Kaspia Systems was acquired by Visio and in turn by Microsoft in 2000.


Microsoft SQL Operations Studio is a new light-weight, free and multi-os tools for SQL Server, Azure SQLDB and DW running anywhere.
Join us in this session for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the new foundation for SSMS, how we built what you see today and learn about how we will accelerate innovation for SQL client tools going forward.