Welcome to new SQL Server MCM Chirag Roy. This has already been some chatter about this on Twitter, so this may not be news to everyone. Chirag successfully completed the lab exam more than a week ago and has earned his place in our community.

Here is a brief bio of Chirag:

Chirag currently works as Senior SQL DBA at Coeo Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner. Chirag specializes in delivering and maintaining mission and business critical SQL Server solutions for customers in a variety of industry sectors throughout Europe.

Prior to joining Coeo, Chirag worked for two years with the Totaljobs Group Ltd as SQL DBA Team Lead. He managed a highly successful high pressure operation's DBA team which managed large enterprise 24x7 SQL estate. He was responsible for looking after the health of the SQL environment and manage various database projects involving troubleshooting, performance tuning, monitoring, optimization, high availability, disaster recovery, replication, clustering, version upgrades and migration. He has worked with SQL Server since 1999 from SQL 6.5 to SQL 2008 R2 with industries like online travel brands, online job boards, garment manufacturing, debt collection, and teaching.

Chirag lives with his lovely wife in London. In his spare time he loves travelling to new places and is always on the lookout for trying his hand at new outdoor adventure activities. His interests range from movies, books, puzzles to learning flying and gaining a private pilot’s license.