Pinal Dave is an inspiration for a large number of SQL Server professionals all over the world. He is a great teacher who knows how to explain any complex stuff in very simple words and examples that everyone understands. That is the reason why his blog is considered to be one of the best source of reference for SQL Server related stuff.
Pinal’s blog has helped thousands of people learn SQL Server. Very often I end up on his blog when searching for some SQL Server stuff online. He is a great teacher, who is always willing to travel to any extend if requested to present in a SQL Server group. He has done a large number of SQL Server training sessions and workshops all over India and US.
I was not surprised when Microsoft picked him and gave him the role of SQL Server Evangelist. They are known for acquiring the ‘best’, no matter whether it is a company, product or a person. Vinod Kumar, Microsoft evangelist and a mentor and role model for many of us, has already set up a very high standard for anyone following his foot steps. And then the experts at MS picked the right person and put him in the right place for the benefit or the entire SQL Server community in India. That gives us a lot of reasons to smile.
SQL Programming Joes 2 Pros
Pinal has been teaching the SQL Server community in a number of ways. In addition to regular blog posts, he has been contributing a lot in the form of Web casts, Presentations, workshops etc. And finally, to add sweet to the dessert, he announced a SQL Server book which has made many of us quite happy and proud. I am very excited and waiting for my copy of the book, which he promised is on the way!
Get your free copy of “SQL Programming Joes 2 Pros”
Pinal has announced a contest on his blog where he will give away 70 copies of his book for free. He is writing a 35 days series of blog posts where he shares a number of SQL Server tips and tricks that you can apply in your day-to-day SQL Server life. To get a copy of the book, all you need to do is to read his posts carefully and answer a few simple questions. Once done, wait for the postman or courier boy to knock your door and deliver you a printed copy of the book.
I would like to invite everyone to read the series. Whether you win a free copy of the book or not, it is guaranteed that you will certainly learn quite a lot from the series. Thank you Pinal for writing this book and giving us yet another reason to be proud of your achievements!