Last Month received following “NOT FOR SALE” subscription of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN. As a MVP, MCT I already have free subscription to MSDN and TechNet. I plan to give away this free subscription to someone who is need of the same or can use it the best. I have already given away two of the subscription to someone who can really use them. In fact, they have reported me where and how they are using the subscription. This gives me great satisfaction. I have announced one subscription for all of you my reader to win. Top SQL Server Expert and SQL Server MVP Madhivanan also announced to give away one of his subscription to this blog readers looking at the overwhelming response of the contest. The cost of this subscription is around USD 11,899 and I want to specially express my thanks to Madhivanan for his kind gesture.
I have received more than 150 comments on this blog. This was great response. There are some genius replies and it was not possible for me to pick two of the winners from 150 total comments. I ran to my friends and they offered me their help. Before I announce the winner, I would like to announce the judges of this contest. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Jacob Sebastian a Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) and works with Excellence Infonet as CTO. Excellence Infonet is the Indian unit of a NY based Software Company and builds mission critical applications in sectors such as Health Care, Warehouse Management, Business Intelligence etc. Jacob started his database career in the early nineties with Dbase and then moved to Clipper, Foxpro and finally to SQL Server. He has been working with SQL Server for over 11 years starting with SQL Server 6.5. Jacob is an Internationally acclaimed SQL Server Speaker, Author and Trainier. He maintains the site: http://beyondrelational.com/
Madhivanan is an MSc computer Science graduate from Chennai, India and working as a Lead Analyst-Project at Ellaar Infotek Solutions Private Limited. He is basically a developer started with Visual Basic 6.0, SQL Server 2000 and Crystal Report 8. As years go on he started working more on writing queries in SQL Server in most of the projects developed in his company. He has some good level of knowledge in ORACLE, MySQL and PostgreSQL as well. He is recently promoted to Assistant Manager in his organization. He maintains the site: http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/madhivanan/
Pinalkumar Dave is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Mentor for Solid Quality India and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has written over 1400 articles on the subject on his blog at http://blog.sqlauthority.com. He is a dynamic and proficient Principal Database Architect, Corporate Trainer and Project Manager, who specializes in SQL Server Programming and has 7 years of hands-on experience. He holds a Masters of Science degree and a number of certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET). He is also Regional Mentor for PASS Asia. He maintains the site: http://blog.sqlauthority.com
Without further ado here are the wining comments.
Winners are requested to contact me by email for their winning MSDN subscription code.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)