I finally figured out how to get one of these .Text blogs setup on the http://blogs.msdn.com website. It was tricky to tweak the CSS in order to make it look and feel like my homepage. But finally the "Write Ahead Blog" is alive.

I joined Microsoft just five weeks ago as a developer in the SQL Server Engine group. Within SQL Server Engine, I am working in the Service Broker team which is adding reliable asynchronous messaging to SQL Server 2005. Before joining Microsoft, I have been a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a research assistant in the informatics lab at IIT-Bombay and a college student in my hometown Pune, India. Besides being a programmer, I am an amateur guitarist, lost pianist, sluggish tennis player, wanna-be barista and automobile lover.

In this blog, I will be writing about Service Broker, database technology, distributed systems, general programming and other things that interest me.