A Brief Introduction

A Brief Introduction

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A belated entry to the world of blogging. My name is Tim Sneath, and I'm a developer at Microsoft in the UK Developer & Platform Engineering group. As a group, our focus is to help developers and architects adopt emerging technologies such as the .NET Framework more effectively. I've been with the company for three years, having previously worked both for a technical consultancy firm and as a freelance.

On a technical level, my areas of interest are the .NET Framework and SQL Server (particularly the forthcoming release codenamed "Yukon"). I co-wrote a book on Analysis Services for Sybex (with Mike Gunderloy) not too long ago, and that technology remains particularly close to my heart. You can expect to see most of my technical blogging revolving around these areas and other cool Microsoft technology as and when it's available for general discussion.

Outside of work, my main interest is my nine month old daughter, Naomi, who is the joy of our lives! We're also involved at our local parish church, where I play the piano (fairly well) and organ (appallingly).

Blogs are an interesting innovation as a social experiment, and I'm intrigued to see whether they "cross the chasm" to my non-technical friends. Some people use them as a kind of "dear diary", expressing all manner of personal observations; others use them almost as a private newsgroup for themselves and their peers. I'm not sure quite which category this will fall into - time will tell...

Thanks for your interest - I hope this becomes a useful read, rather than a narcissistic drone!

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