Torsten Grabs is a Lead Program Manager on the SQL Server Engine Team. He discusses his work as a Lead Program Manager on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. He explains his contribution to Data Warehousing in SQL 2008, and its benefits to the customers. (Includes
a white board example.) He also talks…
Nick is a tester on the Analysis Services team. He also tested performance improvements to pivot tables in Excel. Challenges included managing and sorting through all the tests done on SQL Server 2008 prior to launch. Nick also discusses the SQL Server bug
Lukasz Pawlowski is a Program Manager on the SQL Server Reporting Services team and he worked on the server part of the product which includes all the Soap APIs, management, configuration, etc. He talks about working on changing the architecture of Reporting
Services for the 2008 version.
As a Lead for the Build Operations team Cate manages the build labs and component builds for SQL. She talks about her role of ensuring that all components get built properly, on time, as well as fixing any breaks. She discusses her biggest accomplishment -
moving SQL Server 2008 builds to the SES…
Fernando makes sure that the features of SQL Server 2008 are globally correct for different markets. He works with internal teams to educate them on globalization. He goes into detail on how collations differ from one locale to another. Fernando discusses
some of the challenges of the release. He…
Lindsey Allen is a CAT (Customer Advisory Team) team member and worked on developing best practices. Her team’s mission is to push the boundaries of product deployment in real-world customer scenarios. She also discusses the challenges of dealing with
the complex customer workload and test runs.