SQLAuthority News – Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for SQL Server – MVP

I am very glad to announce that Microsoft has awarded me Most Valuable Professional Award for SQL Server. I would like to thank Microsoft and MVP Lead Abhishek for awarding this honor to me. MVP is most prestigious award and I am very pleased to receive it. I thank all of my readers for their continuous support in my journey. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help or assistance.

Pinal Dave
Bachelors of Engineering (Electronics and Communications), Masters of Science (Computer Networks)
Founder – SQLAuthority.com

Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • Rashid Murtaza
    January 2, 2009 12:28 am

    Congratulations Mr Dave. I think this award is for all your help for others and struggle. Congratualtions on your marriage as well.

    May Allah shower his blessings on you and your family.


  • Hi Pinal,

    What would you suggest as tricks for becoming MVP?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions?


  • Brian Tkatch
    March 5, 2009 8:10 pm


    A trick for becoming MVP? Go to the MVP website, and type in: ‘; INSERT INTO MVP..Professional(First_Name, Last_Name) VALUES ‘Viral’, Jain’; —

    Let me know if it works :)

  • Imran Mohammed
    March 6, 2009 11:31 am

    @Brain TKatch

    By doing that definitely you cannot become MVP, ( because there is syntax error ), may be you should try this,

    INSERT INTO MVP..Professional(First_Name, Last_Name) VALUES (‘Viral’, ‘Jain’) ;

    If there are no more MVP position’s available for this year then try doing this,

    DELETE FROM MVP..Professional
    WHERE First_Name not in ( ‘Viral’)
    and Last_Name not in ( ‘Jain’)


    Use MVP
    alter table Professional
    add constraint CK_FirstName check ( First_Name = ‘Viral’)


    Use MVP
    alter table Professional
    add constraint CK_LastName check ( Last_Name = ‘Jain’)

    INSERT INTO MVP..Professional(First_Name, Last_Name) VALUES (‘Viral’, ‘Jain’) ;

    IF @@Error = 0
    PRINT ‘ Congracts You are the only MVP for this year and for all years from now on…’


    I wish I could be as lucky as Pinal Dave to become MVP and to meet the Master of Master’s for SQL Server. I could only dream…..


  • Hey Brian and Imran,

    Thanks for your innovative solutions. I can see you at abysmal depth.

    Anyway, my question was targeted to Pinal not to you! Do you like answer for him?


  • Oh, I am sure you went to dictionary, didnt you??

    In any case, I think Pinal knows me (or rather I know Pinal) and I am surprised that he allows such notes on his page!!!



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