Principal engineer at Microsoft
Pat joined Microsoft as a C++ development consultant in May 2002. Previously, Pat was an independent contractor over a seven year period, the last four years of which as part of a three man start-up Public Key Encryption company, RPK, based in Auckland, which provided cryptographic algorithms for the Real Networks suite of internet media content products. Pat has worked in the IT industry since 1980 and has held various roles during this time, including that of DBA of both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server installations. He has been working with SQL Server since the early 90s.