My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. I’ve been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1996 and my speaker bio for the MCT Summit conference sums things up pretty well:

Matthew Roche lives and breathes SQL Server. He has been teaching SQL Server courses since version 6.5, claims to be the world’s first MCDBA, and was a SQL Server MVP before joining Microsoft in 2008. Matthew has even been known to make SQL Server jokes at the few cocktail parties to which he has been invited.

Today Matthew is a Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server product group at Microsoft, helping to shape the future of Microsoft’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technologies. Matthew is a regular speaker at conferences including TechEd, TechReady and PASS, and will be bringing his unique and energetic presentation style, deep insider’s knowledge of the SQL Server platform, and bizarrely intense love for heavy metal to the MCT Summit in Redmond.

Important Disclaimer: Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of my employer, or my cats, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..

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