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Sunil Agarwal is a Program Manager in the SQL Server Storage Engine Group.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Sunil had worked in companies like DEC, Sybase, BMC
Software, and DigitalThink, with a primary focus on core database engine technology
and related applications. Sunil holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from IIT,
Kanpur, India, and has done graduate work in Computer Science at the University
of Rhode Island and at Brown University
Thierry D’Hers is a Lead Program Manager in the SQL BI Analysis Services
team. Thierry has over 12 years experience in the BI industry. For the last five
years, Thierry has been responsible for designing and specifying many of the functionalities
of the Analysis Services tools. Beyond participating in the product
design, Thierry is also a technical evangelist for the SQL BI product line. In this
role, Thierry spends a large amount of time educating customers and partners on
the various benefits of the SQL BI components.
Before joining Microsoft, Thierry spent seven years at Hyperion where he
occupied various positions. He began as a consultant, and then moved into technical
Sales for Hyperion France. Next he was asked to join Hyperion Corp as a Product
Manager, and then he became the Group Product Manager on Hyperion OLAP
(renamed Hyperion MBA), Hyperion Business Rules, and a few other Hyperion
Phillip Garding is a Senior Program Manager in the SQL Server Database Replication
team. Phillip has driven the design for the administration and monitoring
tools for database replication in SQL Server versions 7.0, 2000, and 2005 and helped
define the overall user interface experience in SQL Server 2005. In addition, he has
contributed more broadly to developing the wizard and error messaging designs at
Microsoft. Phillip is a 17-year veteran at Microsoft, and he worked on Microsoft
Access and Microsoft Word prior to joining the SQL Server team in 1995.
Diane Larsen is a technical writing lead on the SQL Server User Education team.
She has written documentation and articles about several SQL Server 2000 and
SQL Server 2005 features, including Notification Services, DTS, Upgrade Advisor,
and SQL Server Surface Area Configuration. She worked with the incredible Notification
Services development team for over four years, and enjoyed (almost) every
minute of it. The times she didn’t enjoy it were due to lack of sleep.
Kami LeMonds is a Documentation Manager for the SQL Server User Education
team at Microsoft and manages a team of technical writers. In the past eight years
at Microsoft, she has been a technical writer and lead, primarily on SQL Server
Management Tools. In addition, she has contributed to the Answers from
Microsoft column in SQL Server Magazine,