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.
Dean Kalanquin is a Test Lead in the SQL Server Reporting Services. He talks about working as a lead tester for Reporting Services and writing tests for new features as well as administering tests for existing features.
He also comments on the changes of the 2008 version now without IIS.
Eddie Fong runs the SQL Server Release Team, and he talks about his team’s work. He also discusses the philosophy changes that have happened in how software is developed. His unique difficulties (and the growth of his team as a result) are touched upon.
Carolyn Chau talks about her role as a Lead Program Manager for the Reporting Services team working on enhanced visualizations (new charts and gauges), ReportBuilder2.0. The goal of her team is to create powerful and easy-to-use tools that provide the
information end-users need through familiar…
Ilya oversaw the development model for global markets and provided developers with the necessary knowledge and information to ensure that the localization process was functioning smoothly. He talks about a variety of challenges such as the scale and complexity
of the project.
As a developer on the Analysis Services team Marcelo worked on the Cube Wizard improvement as well as the Visual Studio 2008 integration into SQL Server, which involved a lot of setup-related changes. He discusses the challenges of developing on pre-release
versions Visual Studio.
Leo Giakoumakis is a Test Lead in the SQL Server team. His team is responsible for the quality of query optimization, making sure that queries used in the new features are optimized properly and also that existing customers don’t see regression from their
level of performance when upgrading to…