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As a Microsoft Certified Master / Microsoft Certified Solutions Master in SQL Server, I started working with xBase databases in the late 80’s. With over 25 years in IT, I have worked with SQL Server (since 6.5 in the late 90’s) in various dev/admin roles, with an emphasis in performance tuning. I am the author of several articles at www.sqlservercentral.com, and a co-author of SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach and SQL Server T-SQL Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach. I enjoy sharing my knowledge by being a frequent presenter at various events (SQLSaturdays, PASS Summit, User Groups), and by blogging at http://blog.waynesheffield.com/wayne. I love finding solutions to challenging performance issues, leading to stabilizing systems for clients worldwide. I have experience in all sizes of environments, up to databases that are multi-TB and enterprise environments with thousands of SQL Server instances to manage.