17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

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Gert Drapers

Gert Drapers is the Principal Group Program Manager for Project Juneau, the next version of SQL Server developer tooling shipping as part of SQL Server “Denali”. Gert's history with SQL Server dates all the way back to 1988. In 1996 he joined the SQL Server 7.0 engine team as a developer and since then has worked in many different roles, on many different things directly or indirectly related to SQL Server. Most prominent contributions are: SQL Query Analyzer, SQL Agent, SMO, DTS, System.Transactions, MS-DTC and XPSMTP.  In July of 2005 Gert started the “DataDude” project which led to the creating of Visual Studio Team System Database Edition, from there on it is all history…
http://blogs.msdn.com/gertd

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