My name is Bryan Smith. I'm a Database Technology Specialist with Microsoft. In this role, I research various data-related topics and provide guidance to customers looking to solve technical and business challenges with Microsoft SQL Server and related technologies. Throughout my career in academia, research, industry, consulting, and now sales, I have been passionate about how we (collectively) organize, and consume data. I look forward to sharing some of this passion here with you and receiving your comments, feedback, and direction.