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…
Maria is responsible for running the TAP (Technology Adoption Program) for SQL Server working with internal customers who take pre-release builds of SQL Server, run them on their production servers, and help us by giving feedback, finding bugs and validating
the quality of the product. She deals…
HeaKyung explains what the Feature Pack is and what components make up the Feature Pack. She goes into more detail on certain components such as Report Builder. She also discusses her daily work as a Release Manager.
Amit managed automated lab runs, investigated issues and signed off on the central runs for the whole organization. He talks about his biggest challenge which was migrating teams into a central test framework. He mentions some interesting numbers about
the size of the test lab and the number of…
Himanshu talks about FILESTREAM and SQL Server Client and their advantages. He discusses the challenges of implementing these new features in this release. He also describes improvements that have been made in the 2008 release.
Vu and Drew are build engineers who manage and build all the binaries of SQL 2008. They discuss the check-in and the build process and the technologies that help them produce up to 30 builds a day. They also discuss the challenges of investigating build
breaks and integrating with Visual Studio…
As a developer for the Relational Engine, Miles dealt with scalar expressions and data types. He worked on the improvement to add new DATETIME types and discusses the challenges of implementing multiple calendars (focused on the Islamic calendar).
Jun Fang is a Development Lead in the SQL Server team. He led a team that was responsible for data type, sparse columns and wide table, and spatial support features. Team pioneered the CLR feature in SQL, providing the extensibility framework for both
internal and external programming interface.
Serena is a new member of the SQL Server team. As a tester she looked for bugs and failures by using automated tests on the system. She also worked on a feature called SQM - which runs once a day and tracks how customers use the different features.