Testimonial from a SQL MCM (who doesn’t work for Microsoft)

I was recently asked by a potential SQL MCM candidate if we could share testimonials about the SQL Microsoft Certified Master program from non-Microsoft employees  Out of the 57 MCMs in the world, only 12 are not Microsoft employees  (by the way – the numbers on our Meet the Microsoft Certified Masters and Microsoft Certified…

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Lucky "Rotation 7" almost done

The seventh SQL Microsoft Certified Masters rotation is almost finished.  It has been a jam packed 48 hours: A full day on the topic of SQL Security from Greg Low Last night we had a Meet and Greet in Building 35 – where our candidates had a chance to meet several PMs and Devs from the SQL Engine…

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Authors on the loose at the SQL MCM Program

We’re midway through the second week of “Rotation 7” for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program. We tried something new for this rotation, providing a copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals for each participant. So far we’ve been able to get four signatures on everyone’s copy (Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp and Adam Machanic…

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Rotation 7 of the SQL MCM Program has begun!

We kicked off the seventh rotation of the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program on Monday and I have to say how impressed I am with this latest batch of 12 candidates.  The cumulative experience in the room is significant, and the intelligence and skill level is very high.  Even though we have a room…

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