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Satya Jayanty is Microsoft's Data Platform MVP (formerly SQL Server) achieving for last 10 years, subject matter expert with consulting & technical expertise within Data Platform, Business Intelligence, and Architecture solutions with over 24+ years of experience. He is the author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook (released May 2011) and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 cube-security How-to (October 2012) fromwww.packtpub.com, co-author of MVP Deep Dives SQL Server Volume II (released October 2011) from Manning Publications.
Satya (@SQLMaster) is a prolific speaker at major technology conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed (Europe, India and North America), SQL PASS (Europe and North America), and SQL Bits (UK). Owner of 2 leading SQL Server usergroup in the United Kingdom. Satya contributes to his own blog site, Data Platform Knowledge Sharing Network | SQLServer-QA.net – A Knowledge Sharing Network… and shares knowledge from his Twitter pod (http://twitter.com/sqlmaster).
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