SQL Down Under show 27 – SQL Legend – David Campbell

Regular readers will notice that I’ve stepped up the pace of podcasts lately. I’m intending to maintain a one-per-week pace now. Last week, I was pleased to have had old friend Chris Randall on the show. Recording today’s show was another real treat. David Campbell agreed to be on the show.

Dave is another of the people that I’d consider to be real legends in the SQL Server group, having come across to Microsoft (from DEC) back in 1994. He went on to be one of the key folk involved in totally replacing the query processing engine, etc. in SQL Server 7. And, as they say, the rest is history. He is currently a Microsoft Technical Fellow.

In the show, Dave gives us background on the product but spends most of the time on the show discussing how SQL Server 2008 is now built and giving us insights into that process. We discussed the pros and cons of the new SQL Server CTP mechanism in some detail.

The show is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com.

The good news is that I’ve got some other really great guests lined up to appear on the show. I’m really looking forward to the show that I’ll be recording tomorrow but I’ll keep that a secret until I release it last next week. In the meantime, I really hope you’ll enjoy the show with Dave Campbell.

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