I have volunteered to be a part of the THRIVE campaign for several months now. In June, Chuck Heinzelman and I did a webcast based on SQL Server Express and how it could be used to enhance your skills for SQL Server. I have been on vacation for a couple of weeks and found out during that time that I was named Thrive's IT Pro of the Month! It is an honor to be awarded as I believe that many folks in the community strive to help others in their quest to enhance their SQL Server skills. I urge everyone to visit www.microsoft.com/thrive to see the resources available and what MSFT is doing to help those who really want to succed to get ahead.