I have been working with SQL Server for a VERY LONG time and have supported customers on every version of SQL Server going all the way back to v1 (16bit). At Avanade, I’m a Director in the Global CoE for Data Platform Modernization. I’m one of only 130 SQL Server Microsoft Certified Masters (SQL-MCM) worldwide. Before Avanade, I worked at Microsoft in the SQL Server Product Group in many different areas (Clustering Team, QA Performance, PSS). While in PSS, I co-founded the SQL MVP program. I am currently based in Germany, but originally from the USA.