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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: SQL Server Project “Houston” & SQL Azure

    In this video from TechEd 2010, Group Program Manager Patric McElroy demos some new and future SQL Azure capabilities. It’s worth watching the entire 80 minute video but if you only have 6 or 7 minutes then the piece you won’t want to miss is Project “Houston”. It starts at ~51:00. Project “Houston”...
  • Blog Post: Perfect Conference Storm

    November is shaping up to be the perfect storm of conferences. In a time when budgets are extremely tight it amazes me that we have 4 conferences to cover in November.   SQL PASS When: November 2-5, 2009 Where: Seattle, Washington Site: http://summit2009.sqlpass.org/ Sessions: 2 focused on SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Automating DBA Processes

    This year @ TechEd I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Kevin Kline , Steve Jones , Buck Woody , and Allen White to discuss automating DBA tasks/processes. We discussed why automation is important and some of the technologies you can use to automate those tasks. Click here to launch the video...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America Session Videos

    In shameless self promotion the video of the talk I did on PowerShell and SQL Server has been posted to the web. I haven't watched this as I just can't bring myself to sit and watch myself for an hour but the session evaluations were pretty good. Therefore I think the odds are pretty good you'll get...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 is Done!

    I'm writing this on the plane from Orlando back to Seattle. I have lots of thoughts on TechEd that I'll try to get through before I run out of battery or the guy in front of me snaps my laptop display. I also want to answer a few of the questions that came up that I couldn't immediately answer. I'll...
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