I am truly honored to have received my third straight SQL MVP award today.

The past two years have been very good to me as a database professional and I know that a big part of that is because I have been part of the secret cabal known as ‘SQL MVP’ during that time. The SQL MVP group, and the SQL Community as a whole, is made up of some truly wonderful people. We are a family. We don’t always get along, and we sometimes argue (publicly) with each other, but at the end of the day we always step up to help each other when possible.

I am always humbled by the email I recieve from Microsoft on April 1st. The first year I thought it was an email scam because I didn’t see it until April 2nd in my ‘junk’ folder. I don’t think it is a scam any longer but I am always amazed that they invite me back.

Thank you.