Please join me once again in congratulating Benjamin Wright-Jones (blog|@superlatch). Benjamin was already a double SQL Server MCM (2005 and 2008) and is now the newest SQL Server Certified Architect (MCA).

Here is a brief bio of

Ben has worked at Microsoft (UK) for nine years specialising in data solutions; specifically large relational databases, high availability, performance tuning, benchmarking and scalability. Prior to Microsoft, he worked at various services and ISV companies using SQL Server 6.5 and onwards.  More recently, Ben has started to focus on business intelligence solutions using Microsoft technologies (using Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Performance Point and even ProClarity!).  With Denali on the horizon, Ben is focusing on workshops for customers and partners to demonstrate some of the new capabilities and is engaged with early adopters so hopefully lessons learned will appear soon.  Ben is half way through a two year post graduate degree in Business Intelligence which focuses on the Microsoft and Teradata platforms; he is enjoying every minute of it but consequently he is now spending evenings working on assignments and reading papers.  He likes to stay in touch with the communities and has recently presented for the British Computer Society, demonstrating real-world application of SQL Server for mission critical solutions.  Ben was originally on the Masters beta rotation and he testifies that it was one of the most intensive but valuable experiences of his career.   Outside of work, Ben likes to travel, read (non-fiction), play football (soccer) and support Aston Villa.

Benjamin blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/benjones and can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/superlatch.