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April 22, 2008

Meet the volunteer Moderators, Answerers, MVPs, and other selected contributors,
most of whom regularly provide assistance to quesions and problems posted on the MSDN and Technet SQL Server related Forums.

Aaron Alton
Arnie Rowland
David Dye
Deepak Rangarajan
Jacob Sebastian
Joe Webb
John Welch
Jonathan Kehayias
Kent Waldrop
Madhu K Nair
Manivannan Dhanasekaran
Matthew Roche
Phil Brammer
Rafael Salas
Sankar Reddy
Suprotim Agarwal
Vidhya Sagar

Aaron Alton

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Arnie Rowland

During his career as a outspoken architect and application developer with very large databases, Arnie realized that most issues between Developer and DBA comes from incomplete communication and a misunderstanding of each other's primary directive. As a frequent Trainer and Mentor for Developers and Database Administrators, he has nurtured a knack for helping to 'bridge the gap'. Arnie is a rare mix of expert developer and gifted database administrator, bringing both sets of skills to better communicate with development teams to create a working solution.

Arnie is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working on SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 training courses and has recently been involved as a SME with the development of the SQL 2008 Microsoft Certification Exams. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and has served as a technical editor for several publishers, including multiple SQL Sever 2005 titles in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Arnie has served as adjunct faculty at the University and Community College levels. Clients include Multi-National and Fortune 500 companies, Federal and State agencies, Foreign governments, nationally recognized training facilities, and local enterprises –both public and private.

In addition to being a pilot and flight instructor, he holds post-graduate degrees and is an avid bicyclist and sailor.
Arnie is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet SQL Server related Forums.

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David Dye

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Deepak Rangarajan

Deepak Rangarajan has graduated with a Bachelors degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering, in June 2006. He is presently employed as SQL Server Database Administrator at GlobalScholar, Chennai, India.

He is an active participant and moderator in MSDN SQL Server forum and SQL Server Central website and was recently awarded as Microsoft MVP. He is an MCTS certified professional and JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) certified professional for Level 3 and Level 4.

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Jacob Sebastian
Jacob Sebastian is co-founder and CTO of Excellence Infonet, Ahmedabad, an Indian unit of a US based software firm. Being the CTO of the company, Jacob contributes as Solution Architect and spends most of his time with SQL Server.

Jacob is a Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) and a Moderator at MSDN and Technet Forums. He volunteers for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) as a Chapter Lead. He is a regular columnist at SQLServerCentral and blogs regularly at SQL Server and XML on SQL Server and XML related topics. Jacob is Founder and President of Ahmedabad SQL Server User Group, a PASS chapter and works with a number of User groups in India.

Jacob started his database career in the mid nineties with Dbase, Foxbase, Clipper and Foxpro. He then moved to SQL Server 6.0 and worked on a number of applications on VC++/MFC/ATL/COM/VB.

When not working, Jacob ‘wants’ to spend time with family and friends and watch movies; but often gets engaged with helping some one in the SQL Server forums, writing articles, blogs or a book, learning SQL Server or creating a presentation for the next UG meeting.

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Joe Webb

Joe Webb, a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, serves as Chief Operating Manager for WebbTech Solutions, a Nashville-based consulting company. He has over 13 years of industry experience and has consulted extensively with companies in the areas of software development, database design, and technical training.

In addition to helping his consulting clients, Joe enjoys writing and speaking at technical conferences. He has spoken at conferences in Europe and the North America and has authored two books: “The Rational Guide To: SQL Server Notification Services” and “The Rational Guide To: IT Consulting”.

Joe serves on the Auburn University Master of Business Administration Advisory Board and the Nashville State Technical Community College Computer Information Systems Advisory Committee. Additionally, Joe served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), culminating his tenure as Executive Vice President of Finance.

Joe has earned the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) accreditations as well as other non-Microsoft certifications such as the Linux Professional Institute’s Level I certification (LPIC-I). He may be reached at joew@webbtechsolutions.com.

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John Welch

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Jonathan Kehayias

Jonathan Kehayias is a MCITP Database Administrator and Developer, who got started in SQL Server in 2004 as a database developer and report writer in the natural gas industry. After spending two and a half years working in TSQL, in late 2006, he was hired as the SQL Database Administrator for OSI Restaurant Partners, parent company of Outback, Carrabbas, and Bonefish Grill. He has experience in upgrading and consolidating SQL environments, in some cases reducing the number of servers by two-thirds or more, and has experience in running SQL Server in Virtual Environments on VMWare ESX 3.0.1+. His primary passion is performance tuning, where he frequently rewrites queries for better performance and performs in depth analysis of index implementation and usage.

His current projects include venturing into public speaking at events local to Tampa, and building http://www.sqlclr.net to help bridge some of the gap for CLR integration in SQL for those new to its use. One of the goals is to help DBA’s and Developers identify where it is best to implement CLR over TSQL for common problems, while drawing contributions from the community at large. He is also a member of the Tampa SQL Users Group.

Outside of the SQL Server world, Jonathan is married with one daughter, and is a Drill Sergeant in the Army Reserves. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in History. When he is not working in SQL, or consulting in C#, he can often be found at the playground with his daughter or working in the garage on his 1966 Mustang Coupe.

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Kent Waldrop

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Madhu K Nair

Madhu K Nair is a MVP in SQL Server and is currently leading Database Practice at LiquidHub India (www.liquidhub.com )while still being a hands-on DBA and Database Architect. He has 12 years of experience in IT field.

Madhu started his career in Indian Navy and was instrumental in development of HR software for Indian Navy. He received Commendation from Chief of Naval Staff for Excellence in IT skills. He joined mainstream IT in 2006 after serving Navy for 15 years. His infectious enthusiasm for quality, self improvement and certifications inspire his team to scale new heights.

Madhu is currently moderator in MSDN SQL Forums and also is active in many User groups. He has extensive knowledge in MS Exchange Server 2000. He has achieved MCITP(DBA),MCITP(DEV) MCTS (BIDS),MCTS,MCDBA,MCP Certification. More at http://madhuottapalam.blogspot.com/ and http://experiencing-sql-server-2008.blogspot.com/ or contact him at madhuottapalam@hotmail.com.

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Manivannan Dhanasekaran

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Matthew Roche

Microsoft SQL Server MVP Matthew Roche is a Data Architect with systems management innovator Configuresoft, Inc., and is also Chief Software Architect of Integral Thought & Memory, a BI-focused consultancy. Matthew has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since the mid 90s, starting with SQL Server 6.0 and 6.5, and has been falling deeper and deeper in love with SQL Server with each passing year. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Matthew has taught hundreds of database administrators and database developers how to better utilize SQL Server’s capabilities. As a software developer and architect, Matthew has built dozens of applications that use the SQL Server platform. Matthew has been using SQL Server 2005 since its early beta days and has been working with SQL Server 2008 since early 2007. Matthew’s current focus is on the SQL Server Business Intelligence stack, specifically SQL Server Integration Services. Today, when not delivering training or building enterprise BI solutions, Matthew is hard at work co-authoring "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008", due in Q3 2008 from Microsoft Press.

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Phil Brammer

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Rafael Salas

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Sankar Reddy

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Suprotim Agarwal

A strong believer that a developer is incomplete without having some knowledge of the database and network he/she is interacting with motivated Suprotim to clear his MCDBA and MCSE certifications, along with MCSD and MCAD. Suprotim also holds a Masters in Computer Management and works as a Technical Architect for Seed Infotech. He provides consultancy on how to design and develop .NET centric database solutions. He has been working with .NET technologies ever since its 1.0 beta release, way back in 2000.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to http://www.dotnetcurry.com, a site for .NET enthusiasts that serves a monthly visitor base of 125000+ users through his articles. He enjoys every bit of the experience his viewers share with him, through emails and comments on his site.

His passion for SQL Server has kept him focused on databases. Along with ASP.NET and C#, SQL Server has been in his technology basket from quiet some time and he continues to make an effort to try and transfer his knowledge to the MSDN community and through his technical blog site, http://www.sqlservercurry.com. He now plans to focus on SQL Server 2008, LINQ and Silverlight.

When he is not working (which according to his wife is 'rarely'), he spends his time with his wife watching movies and playing strategic computer games. Suprotim is also a Moderator on the MSDN Forums and a Top Answerer in the ASP.NET forums.

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Vidhya Sagar

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