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…
Peter Zabback talks about his work as a developer and the primary features that he worked on. He talks about challenges like introducing new features without regressions and how this becomes increasingly complex.
Roger Fleig talks about working as a test manager for the SQL Server engine. He also discusses his challenges including adding a large number of new features, innovations and changes to SQL Server 2008 without breaking anything, and operating the testing
on the same scale as customers.
Mike Wachal discuses working on the SQL Server Express team, the new features of SQL Server Express such as the FileStream data type, design issues, connecting to customers and partners. He also talks about his biggest challenge which was keeping the download
size as small as possible.
Jason Wu discusses his work on engine testing for Katmai, the testing infrastructure and how testers on this team must be very familiar with the SQL Server technology. He talks about the philosophy and processes for testing the engines. An explanation
of transparent data encryption is also given.