Two more SQL MCM announcements to announce! Please meet Frans van der Geer (new SQL 2008 MCM) and Christian Bolton (existing SQL 2005 MCM/MCA and now a SQL 2008 MCM):

Frans van der Geer, software architect at VX Company in the Netherlands. Frans has been working on custom software development projects targeting the Microsoft platform for over 13 years. Frans’ main focus is on the design of backend applications, practicing service orientation and object oriented design. But he likes to keep his hands dirty and is helping developers on his team to realize systems based on .Net, SQL Server and Biztalk Server. His favorite SQL Server feature is Service Broker. His favorite way of transportation is using his race bike. According to Frans, keeping the body fit is the secret to being able to stay ahead of fast moving technology.

Christian Bolton, Technical Director for Coeo Ltd, blogging at http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/christian. Christian Bolton is the Technical Director for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server consulting and managed support services in the UK and Europe. Prior to this Christian worked for Microsoft, leading the SQL Server Premier Field Engineering team in the UK. He is a Microsoft Certified Architect, Master and MVP for SQL Server, and the lead author of Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting. He works out of London and lives in the south of England with his wife and children. He can be contacted at christian@coeo.com.

Congratulations to you both!