I was in the SQL Server Storage Engine team from 2/99 to 8/07, and started the MSDN HA/DR forum during that time. I wrote INDEXDEFRAG, SHOWCONTIG, and CHECKDB, plus managed development and program management teams, finally with responsibility for the entire Core Storage Engine during SQL 2008 development. Now I work with my wife, Kimberly Tripp, running our consulting/training business - SQLskills.com. I regularly present at conferences around the world on high-availability, disaster recovery, database maintenance and Storage Engine internals. I'm a Contributing Editor of TechNet Magazine and SQL Server Magazine, and the author/trainer of the Microsoft Certified Master - SQL Server certification.