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SQL MVP Profile of the Week - Michael Coles

As we continue to get ready for the NY\NJ SQLSaturday User Group meeting this October 24, 2009, I had the fortune to meet and plan this meeting with SQL Server MVP, developer and published author, Michael Coles.  He is also the Principal ETL Architect at Moore-Stephens Business Solutions.

Michael has over 15 years experience designing and building SQL Server databases and SQL business solutions. A prolific writer on all aspects of SQL Server, particularly on the expert use of T-SQL, he has authored dozens of published articles and several books including "Pro T-SQL 2008 Programmer's Guide", "Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption", and "Accelerated SQL Server 2008".  These fine works are available on Amazon.com, by clicking the hyperlinks above.

Michael is currently working other book projects and many, many things, including his presentation for the SQL Saturday event.


He will be presenting on Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008, and is titled “Where in the World?”  The topic summary is as follows:  SQL Server 2008 introduces two new core data types for storage and manipulation of geospatial data. You can use SQL Server's built-in library of spatial operations to perform complex geographic calculations quickly and easily, and interface the spatial data types with front end mapping tools. The R2 release of SQL Server 2008 adds even more spatial data functionality to the Microsoft BI stack via Reporting Services improvements. In this session attendees will learn how to store, manipulate, and perform calculations with geospatial data in SQL Server to enrich their applications.


He also runs the NYC/North Jersey SQL Server Professionals on LinkedIN.


Finally, get ready to do some SQL squats. As a noncommissioned Army officer, Michael maintains his blog, on SQLBlog.com, appropriately called, Sergeant SQL.  (Get down and give me twenty!)  Here, as the headline says, you will get SQL Server development, news and information from the front lines.


You can reach out to Michael directly at admin@geocodenet.com.


I look forward to seeing him at the NJ SQL Saturday event, and appreciate his help in getting things together.  He will be giving away some of his great books, so don’t miss out.  And therefore, I am making Michael Coles, my MVP Profile of the Week!



Next, I will talk about my presentation topic, and some of the things I’m working on for the event.


If you are still interested in registering for this FREE one-day event, please hurry, space is limited and closing fast!  More details, including registration link at: http://njsql.org/Default.aspx



Posted by Anonymous on 16 October 2009

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Posted by jacob sebastian on 16 October 2009

Thanks Robert for featuring Michael. He is a SQL-XML Hero :-) and a writing-machine!


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