Eric began his professional computing career in 1996, as a product manager at Multiple Zones International. He then worked for three dot-coms before ending up on the SQL Server Product Team at Microsoft, where he ran "Yukon" readiness. At one point in his early DB years, he cut the edge of SQL Server capabilities by owning a 500GB data warehouse running SQL Server 7 and 2000.
Since leaving Microsoft officially, Eric has worked on his book, SQL Server 2005 Distilled, and started an e-commerce hosting company. He now works for Quilogy as a senior consultant on the Business Intelligence National Practice.
Eric has also written a column for SQL Server Magazine, and contributed extensive SQL Server content to MSDN Magazine and MSDN online library. You can contact him with questions or comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you work with SQL Server 2000, then you know how painful it is to triage a server that has "gone astray". Eric Brown thinks that the new Dynamic Management Views in SQL 2005 are a big step forward.… Read more