Today we launched the pilot of a new weekly blogcast interview program called "IT Heroes": Stories from the Trenches, the real stories of men and women in IT making a difference everyday. We talk with authors, innovators and implementers about emerging technologies, troubleshooting and remediation of common infrastructure issues and charitable contributions in the community. We seek to educate and provide a forum for open discussion of the many uses for and specific ways in which people are everyday exploiting technology to create opportunities for themselves and others.

The announcement and links to stream the first interview are here http://blogs.technet.com/mjmurphy

In keeping with the SQL 2005 launch from yesterday we feature a 20 minute interview with Bill Zack, one of the co-authors of Programming SQL 2005 due out from MS Press early 2006. We spend the first five minutes discussing Bill's many other projects including his software architects User Group in Manhattan and get into a discussion of SQL 2005 at about the 4:45 mark. The direct link to the interview is http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/inetpub/mjmurphy/mp3/bzacksql.mp3