Discussion of issues related to SQL Server, the MSDN SQL Support Forums, the complex interplay between Developers and SQL Server Administrators, and our sometimes futile attempts to have a 'normal' life.
About Arnie Rowland
During his career working with very large databases, Arnie realized that most issues between Developer and DBA comes from incomplete communication and a misunderstanding of each other's primary directives. As a frequent Trainer and Mentor for Developers and Database Administrators, he has nurtured a knack for helping to 'bridge the gap'. Arnie is a rare mix of expert application developer and gifted data architect, bringing both sets of skills to better communicate with development teams to create working solutions.
Arnie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been recognized by Microsoft as a SQL Server MVP. He has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with on SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 training courses and has recently been involved as a SME with the development of the Microsoft SQL 2008 Administrator and Developer Certification Exams. Arnie has served as a technical editor for several publishers, including multiple SQL Sever 2005 titles in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Arnie has served as adjunct faculty at both university and community College levels. Clients include Multi-National and Fortune 500 companies, federal, state, and local government agencies, foreign governments, nationally recognized training facilities, and local enterprises –both public and private.
Arnie is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet SQL Server related Forums, and serves on the Community Leadership Council of the TechNet Wiki..
In addition to post-graduate degrees, being a pilot and flight instructor, he is also an avid bicyclist, sailor, and diver.