Russ Blake is the inventor/author of the Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon), and author of the book “Optimizing Windows NT”. Prior to settling in Brisbane, Russ worked at Microsoft for 8 years, and was a Senior Researcher in Microsoft Research. He holds three US patents in software and one Chinese patent, and has written numerous technical articles. Russ holds an MSTS in SQL 2008 Development and in SQL 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance, and is Principal Architect at Runge Ltd, the world's largest mine planning consultancy.