The last two Mondays have brought us two new highly qualified Microsoft Certified Masters. If you’ve been involved with the SQL Server community for the last few years, it’s likely you’ve already heard their names – Maciej Pilecki and certified today, Simon Sabin.

First – a little about Maciej:

Maciej Pilecki, Trainer and Consultant, Project Botticelli Ltd.. Maciej is a SQL MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer with many years of experience with SQL Server database development, optimization and troubleshooting. He travels around the world advising his many customers on how to improve performance and reliability of their SQL Server environments. He is also a prolific and highly rated speaker covering the SQL Server engine, SQLOS, Storage Engine, Query Optimizer and Performance tuning.

And – now background on Simon:

Simon Sabin, Principal Consultant (blog | twitter). Simon is the principal consultant for SQL Know How a company that delivers SQL Server Consultancy and Training. Specialising in the performance tuning and mentoring development teams to deliver high performance solutions utilising SQL Server. He has provided services for clients like Microsoft and Tesco. He has worked with SQL Server since 1998 and has always focused on high performance reliable systems. He has a particular expertise in the world of search, distributed architectures, business intelligence and application development. Making websites and applications run faster through scale out technologies and performance tuning the database.
Simon was awarded as an MVP in 2006 and now SQL MCM in 2011. He runs user groups in London and Cambridge (http://www.SQLSocial.com) and in 2007 founded SQL Bits (Sqlbits.com) the largest SQL Server conference in the Europe. He is a regular speaker at SQL Server events as well as writing for his blog http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons.

Welcome to the community and congrats on your achievement!