About the Speaker

Steve Howard
Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft

Steve Howard is a Senior Program Manager with SQLCAT. He has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5 and has worked with relational databases since 1988. Steve came to SQLCAT from the Premier Field Engineering team, where he worked for 5 years providing support for critical production databases and ETL processes.

Steve was heavily involved in the development of curriculum on performance tuning and optimization of SQL Server as well as programming for optimal SQL Server performance. He has also developed material on SSIS performance and high availability. In his free time, Steve enjoys running, hiking, biking, and going to ball games with family.

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