The Master Blog

Thoughts, info, and updates from the Microsoft Certified Master team.

Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Stuart Miller

Stuart Miller is a 28 year old Database Administrator working at Blood Systems, Inc. Previously, he...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/16/2014

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ellon B. Peterkin

Ellon has over 14 years of hands-on professional experience with SQL Server in multiple roles...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/11/2014

Introducing our latest Microsoft Certified Solution Master: SharePoint-Ivan Vagunin

Ivan is a Solution Architect in Knowit Oy focusing on SharePoint and related Microsoft technologies....

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 01/09/2014

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Menzo Steinhorst

Since February 2008 Menzo works as Senior Premier Field Engineer Data Platform for Microsoft...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/07/2014

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Amit R S Bansal

Amit R S Bansal is a Technical Director at eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He leads the SQL...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/06/2014

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ajay Jadoo

Ajay currently works as Senior SQL DBA in London, at Morgan Stanley, one of the leading Investment...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/06/2014

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Paul Anderton

Paul currently works as a DBA for DWF LLP in Manchester, one of the Largest Law Firms in the UK. He...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/06/2014

Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Andreas Wolter

Andreas Wolter is a Database Architect for SQL Server with more than 12 years of experience and an...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 01/06/2014

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Steve Francis

Steve is currently working for Experian helping to look after hundreds of SQL instances around the...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/31/2013

Introducing our latest Microsoft Certified Solution Master: Messaging - Aaron Busch

Aaron Busch is the Data Center Practice Manager for ENETsolutions, an IT consulting firm in Houston,...

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 12/30/2013

Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Xiaoheng Henry Ji

Henry is a Senior BI Developer with more than 12 years extensive experience in multiple Microsoft...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Emma Zambonini

Emma currently works as a DBA for Coeo providing expert Remote Database Administration to customers...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Hamid Jabarpour Fard

In the mid 2000's,Hamid Jabarpour Fard learned to program in visual basic 6.0 on a personal...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Brian Carrig

Brian currently works as a Senior Database Administrator at leading ecommerce cloud solutions...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Daniel Maxic

Daniel is a 26 years old DB engineer, and student by night. He specializes in databases internals,...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/30/2013

Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Martin Bacik

Martin is skilled professional focusing on SharePoint Architecture and Development. He is Consultant...

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 12/26/2013

Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Arthur Neufeld

Arthur is one of the first SharePoint Masters who passed the MCSM program based on SharePoint 2013...

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 12/23/2013

Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Alexey Glazirin

Alexey is an experienced SharePoint Developer and Architect, who is living and working in...

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 12/23/2013

Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Hannes Gfrerer

Hannes is a Principal IT Engineer at Lam Research, where he architects and implements end-to-end...

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 12/23/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Mark Broadbent

Mark is a passionate SQL community member and is currently serving as a PASS UK Regional Mentor, is...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/19/2013

Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Louis Li

Louis is independent IT consultant, Microsoft Certified Solution Master and Microsoft Certified...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/18/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Edwin Sarmiento

Edwin Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability,...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/18/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Geoff Clark

Geoff has worked with SQL Server since 1991, he was the technical architect for one of the earliest...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/18/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - IJeb Reitsma

IJeb Reitsma is working as a Software Engineer/consultant for Prodware in The Netherlands. He has...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/10/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Mattias Lundell

36 year old guy from Sweden, working with SQL Server since 1998 starting from version SQL Server...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/06/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ian Allchin

Ian Allchin is a Freelance SQL Server Specialist based in London, United Kingdom. In addition...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 12/05/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Chad Crawford

Chad has been working with database engines for 15 years, the last 13 focused specifically on SQL...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ricardo Leka Roveri

Ricardo is a Sr. Database Administrator at ITGroup on São Paulo / Brasil, with 13 years...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ryan Rinehart

Ryan has worked as an IT Professional since 2000, beginning as a Windows Systems Administrator. In...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Pekka Korhonen

Pekka is a Consultant and Partner at Sovelto. He is co-founder of Sovelto which is a Microsoft...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/30/2013

Introducing our latest MCSM: SharePoint Master- Marian Mihaiu

Marian has over 20 years experience working with a majority of the Microsoft products, from both...

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 11/19/2013

Introducing our latest MCSM: SharePoint Master- Dima Chernov

Dmitry is a Premier Field Engineer working at Microsoft. He is based in Moscow, Russia.

Author: Cindy McCormack Date: 11/11/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Jason Horner

Jason has been working with SQL Server for over 10 years, He began working with SQL Server as a DBA...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/07/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Jen McCown

Jennifer McCown is a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master, consultant, and DBA. She owns...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/07/2013

Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Vesa Tikkanen

Vesa works with large Dynamics AX and Microsoft BI environments and helps customers to get...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 11/07/2013

Introducing our latest MCSM :Data Platform Master- Rob Nicholson

Rob is Senior Database Administrator who has worked in private industry and for a number of large...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Stephen Archbold

Stephen is a SQL Server Consultant at Prodata Business Systems, with over 6 yearsexperience working...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Keith Tate

Keith Tate is a Senior Database administrator who has been a data professional for the last 14...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - David Peter Hansen

David is a Senior Manager at Hitachi Consulting. He has worked with database development and...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - David Barbarin

David works with SQL Server since the version 7 as developer and then as database administrator....

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Randy Knight

Randy Knight, MCITP, is an IT professional who has worked with Microsoft technologyfor over 20...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Guillaume Fourrat

Guillaume was lucky enough to start with SQL Server for his first position at Microsoft,and never...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/31/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Darcy Williams

Darcy began working with SQL Server in 1996 writing reports in version 6.5. During this time she...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/02/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Paul Ou Yang

Paul is a Senior Database Administrator at Micron Technology Inc. where he started his career 13...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/01/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - James Boother

James has had a passion for computers since a young age when his parents bought him his beloved...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 10/01/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Rick Lowe

Rick has been working with SQL Server since somewhere around the year 2000 when he was thrown into...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 09/30/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ronald (RJ) Book

RJ Book manages a team of DBAs for Wonderbox Technologies, an Application Service Provider serving...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 09/27/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Stanley Roos

Stanley is an independent Database and BI consultant. He began working with SQL Serverin 1994, and...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 09/26/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - David Pless

David Pless is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft focusing on performance and...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 09/25/2013

Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Warwick Rudd

Warwick has been working with SQL Server for a little over 15 years first starting with SQL Server...

Author: boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor Date: 09/23/2013

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