What are you if you've already been a has-been? I was on the Behind The Code show five months ago now which was a lot of fun, but this month they've got someone that is even more fun than me :)

Peter Spiro: Building great databases. Making great teams. Leadership. WinFS. The power of having fun.

Don't get a real job until you're 30. This is Technical Fellow Peter Spiro's advice, and something he fell just short of doing. Discover how this forestry student got a job at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and then came to Microsoft to help build the team that drove SQL Server to the huge success it is today.

How do you learn the necessary skills for leading huge projects?

Try restaurant work or being in the Peace Corps. Also, never underestimate the power of knowing how to live it up. In this episode, learn how Peter uses his passion and energy to influence technology across Microsoft while empowering talent and growing teams to produce first-rate software.

Peter Spiro: Building great databases. Making great teams. Leadership. WinFS. The power of having fun.

Peter is very high on my list of people-that-are-fun-to-have-dinner-with and I think you'll see why if you see video, check it out!