Congratulations to Dimitri Furman who became our newest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master this past Friday.

Dimitri Furman is a SQL Server consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services. In the last four years, he has been involved in a number of diverse SQL Server projects for Microsoft's customers, in areas s ch as performance tuning of Tier 1 OLTP systems, multitenant database design, ETL and data warehouse design. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dimitri worked as a DBA and Data Architect for a variety of companies in the Travel, Logistics, and Service industries.

Dimitri lives with his wife and daughter in Huntington, NY. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and jazz music.

Dimitri blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/dfurman and can be found on Twitter as @DimitriFurman.