Ward Pond's SQL Server blog

Ruminating on issues pertinent to the design and development of sound databases and processes under Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 (while reserving the right to vent about anything else that's on my mind)

About The Blogger


About The Blogger

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.

The primary purpose of this blog is to serve as a forum for the discussion of tips, tricks, design principles, best practices, and Microsoft SQL Server-related news items of interest for those developing and supporting software using Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

A brief summary of my qualifications to take on this endeavor: I started working with computers in high school in 1975.  Someone first paid me to do so in 1977.  I've been a relational database developer since 1980, a developer in the Fortune 50 since 1984, a developer with Microsoft Services IT from 1999 through 2006, and a writer for even longer than that (when I was fourteen, I adapted "Romeo and Juliet" to the Nixon White House.  Don't ask. :-) ).

Since June of 2006, I've been a Technology Architect in the Business Online Service Delivery group's SQL Server Center of Excellence.  In this position, I'm responsible for taking what I know about sound SQL Server development and packaging it into offerings for our consultants, partners, and customers.

While the primary focus of this blog will be technical, I'll occasionally stray into other areas, primarily current events and music.  Other interests include my family (including my dogs), creating music (I play guitar and piano, I sing some, and I write music even more sporadically than I post to this blog), mystery fiction (I'm a huge Robert B. Parker fan), sports, and my 1974 MGB Tourer (coincidentally enough, built the year I wrote my play).

Your feedback is always welcome.  Thanks again for visiting!


[updated 27 August 2007]