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I am Principal Program Manager at Microsoft leading the Business Platform Division's (BPD) community team. BPD includes SQL Server, SQL Azure, BizTalk, AppFabric, and other technologies and services.

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  • Blog Post: New SCOM Management Pack for SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2

    Last week we released an updated, almost completely revamped, System Center Operations Manager Management Pack for SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. You can find all the details on the download page here .
  • Blog Post: The DB Taste Challenge

    This is hilarious! http://www.martinidesign.com/sql/landing/index_pres.html
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to Get Data & Log File Sizes

    I was playing around with PowerShell today (yes I’m was geeking out on Saturday afternoon) to learn how to access Performance Counters using PowerShell. My mission was to write a script that would return the Data File and Log File sizes for each database and a total for the instance. The good news is...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 SP3 - Beta Now Available

    The Beta of SQL2K5 SP3 is now available. You can download it here .
  • Blog Post: Guarding Against SQL Injection

    Securing the database is only part of the security equation, a very important part, but still not the entire picture. DBAs need to educate their developer counterparts on developing secure applications which access the data tier. I would go as far as to put in place a security review process for any...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer

    The Best Practices Analyzer for SQL Server 2005 is now available. It's available for public download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DA0531E4-E94C-4991-82FA-F0E3FBD05E63&displaylang=en
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