Dave does Data

Tutorials, Performance Tuning, Tips & Techniques on SQL Server & its ecosystem.

April, 2010

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About Dave does Data

For nearly 2 decades, David Lean has been working at Microsoft, in roles like Consultant Lecturer, Principal Technology Specialist & Data Platform Advisor. Throughout that time SQL Server has been a core focus area. He is part of a SQL Insiders group, they are the "Voice of the customer" that works closely with senior management in the Engineering & Marketing teams of SQL, BI & Office helping to plan future products & offerings.
      Day to day finds him helping customers & partners with troubleshooting, performance tuning, & discussing architecture. And with software developers (ISV's) helping them design their apps to take full advantage of our platform. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Prior to Microsoft David spent 6 years as a Systems Engineer installing & tuning Mainframe Systems (MVS and Unix).  <o:p></o:p>

Disclaimer: Be safe to say that I'm not the smartest guy in Microsoft. Many of my ideas are derived from conversations with others.  If you feel that I've ripped off your idea, please let me know I'm happy to give you credit for it. My goal is to leverage myself & to get knowledge out there. If you want to use my ideas. Go for it. I don't need credit, (Unless you are merely a profit-making undertaking reselling this content as your own) 
      I'd love your thoughts, comments, suggestions on anything. My web skills are limited at present, so any tips there are also welcome.<o:p></o:p>

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