SQL Server MVP Pinal Dave—the Voice of SQLAuthority.com—Joins Solid Quality Mentors in India

Microsoft SQL Server MVP Pinal Dave—known worldwide, and especially in India, for his SQLAuthority.com technology blog and Web site—has joined the organization’s new team in India.

Mumbai, India, June 15, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Solid Quality Mentors is excited to announce that Microsoft SQL Server MVP Pinal Dave—known worldwide, and especially in India, for his SQLAuthority.com technology blog and Web site—has joined the organization’s new team in India.

An expert in SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, and .NET (C#) technologies, Pinal specializes in SQL Server programming and has rich experience in system design, performance optimization, and query tuning. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Networks and a number of certifications, including MCDBA and MCAD (.NET).

“Aside from being a leading and well known expert on the Microsoft SQL Server platform, Pinal is also a fierce advocate of the community and embodies the true spirit of a mentor,” observes Rushabh Mehta, Managing Director for Solid Quality India Pvt Ltd. “He has a unique ability to connect with people and also explain the most complex functionality in simple terms. I am thrilled to have Pinal join the Solid Quality family and look forward to working closely with him.”

Pinal has been devoted to helping people understand complex IT topics since his early days as a teaching assistant at the University of Southern California. He was recently profiled on ArcaneCode.com as a “Big Thinker” who is the “embodiment of helpful service.”

“I feel very privileged to be part of Solid Quality Mentors,” Pinal notes. “Sharing my knowledge and experience with other database professionals has been a passion for me and is an integral part of my role as a SQL Server MVP. Now, Solid Quality Mentors is giving me a solid platform from which I can pursue my passion while working alongside such experienced and talented people as Rushabh Mehta. I look forward to my new role as Mentor, helping organizations make the most of their SQL Server technology, and adding value to the Solid Quality team in India."

A prolific writer, Pinal plans to post his 1,000th article for SQLAuthority.com on Tuesday, June 16. His blog articles cover everything from SQL Server 2008 and 2005 technologies to business intelligence, focusing on providing easy-to-understand solutions to SQL Server problems. Pinal is also a regular columnist for several prominent IT Web sites and magazines.

"We have had Pinal Dave on our radar for some time,” says Solid Quality Mentors Global CEO Fernando Guerrero, who is on the board of directors for Solid Quality India. “As soon as we decided to open operations in India, Pinal became the obvious choice for our team. His presence in the market, recognized expertise, and willingness to share his knowledge with the SQL Server community make Pinal a true Solid Quality Mentor.”

As a Regional Mentor for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Pinal is a key part of the team responsible for growing and supporting the community in Asia. He also leads two user groups in India—Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group and Ahmedabad SQL Server User Group—and is speaking at Microsoft TechEd Ahmedabad on June 20.

About Solid Quality Mentors
Solid Quality Mentors is comprised of more than 100 of the world's top technical experts who specialize in assuring client success using integrated Microsoft technologies. Our mentors—located around the world—include more than 40 winners of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and seven Microsoft Regional Directors (RDs). Experts work daily with the constantly evolving Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and .NET Development platforms to help you take advantage of the latest features for database deployments. Since its founding in 2002, Solid Quality Mentors has become a trusted global provider of advanced solutions and education for the Microsoft Data Management and Development platforms. You can reach Solid Quality India, www.solidq.in, at +91 22 4090 7376 or IndiaInfo@SolidQ.com. For assistance in the U.S., contact 1-800-757-6543 or Info@SolidQ.com.

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