Tom has been a DBA since 1998, he started out using SQL Server 4.2 and 6.5. He currently works for Aris Technologies, a small casino gaming company. He has previously worked for RM Education and Oxfam. He is a Senior DBA, with responsibility for system design, maintenance, database design, performance tuning, scalability and platform architecture. He has written several articles for He presented at SQL Bits 2, 4 and 6 (he only likes even numbers).


A look at the new TSQL features of SQL Server 2008, including - MERGE - Table-valued Parameters - Grouping Sets - Row Constructors - Hints
How to plan, install and configure a clustered SQL Server
The advantages, disadvantages, pitfalls and benefits of the various High Availability options in SQL Server.
What HA options will help me in reality?