SQLAuthority News – Author BirthDay – SQL Server Birthday

It always suprise me how many people remember my birthday and take time from their busy life to call me, email me, wish me or send me their warm greetings. I would like to express my gratitude to them. Today is my birthday and I had decided to take a day off and does not talk about SQL Server.

Due to urgent matter at my work, I am at office working just like usual. Well, when I decide not to talk about SQL Server today on blog, let us talk about birthdays. Let me ask all of you one question about birthday.

What is the birthday of SQL Server?

January 16, 1988

While searching for SQL Server’s birthday I came across this post 20 years ago this week… from Steven Guggenheimer.

That article contained snippet of first press release and advertisement published for SQL Server.

Press Release:

January 16, 1988 — Microsoft and Ashton-Tate announce Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database server software product for local area networks (LANs) based on a relational database management system licensed from Sybase.


Above press release snippet and advertisement both are taken from original site of 20 years ago this week…. I want to thank you Steven Guggenheimer for this wonderful information.

SQL Server has came long way since it was first released and I can see it will dominate market as only true leader in coming next years.

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

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  • Imran Mohammed
    July 30, 2008 8:18 am

    Very Happy Birthday to you PINAL DAVE.

    You are one among many people who use knowledge to help others. I saw many people in my life, they know many things but when it comes to sharing the knowledge no one shares, no one is interested.

    You being very busy maintain this website and help many of us. This is really great.

    I see everyday people wishing you, Thanking you… I am sure that feels simple great isn’t it.

    Again A very happy birthday to a very special person. A man chosen one among Millions to help others.

    May God Help you the most.

    Thanks again.

  • Mitesh L Shah
    July 30, 2008 9:44 am

    hi pinal

    many many happy returns of the day HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
    u live thousands of yeas..
    best of luck for future… enjoy. the party :)

  • A very happy birthday to u Pinal :)

    Enjoy every moment and feel like KING.


  • Hello Imran Mohammed,

    People like you who makes this website special and useful to others. I think you are doing very valuable service to this community as well.

    Regarding feeling great, I do feel great when a) someone like you help others in their problem b) someone who is looking for help gets help.

    On the whole, I thank you and people like you who are continuously helping others.

    If you ever need reference, please let me know.

    Kind Regards,

  • Hello Mitesh
    Hello Nitu,

    Thank you very much for your wishes. Please continue participating on this site.

    Kind Regards,

  • Hi Dave,

    I am new person meeting you in your birthday. I am very happy to meet you such a person sharing a knowledge to others. Surely You will live long beacuse of helping other people implicitely to grow in their life. You will always get blessings from them.

    I wish you a very happy birthday.

    Warm Regards,

  • Peter Kamenov
    July 30, 2008 3:32 pm

    Happy Birthday man!

    Health, wealth and success!!!


    Best wishes

  • Hi Pinal,

    Many many happy returns of the day !!!

    May God Bless You.

    Best Wishes

  • Will Turcios
    July 30, 2008 5:58 pm

    Hi Pinal,
    Feliz Cumpleanos mi amigo! (Happy Birthday my friend) Thanks for the great site.

    Best Wishes
    Will T.

  • Sanjay Khot
    July 30, 2008 7:18 pm

    Hi Pinal,

    Wish you many many happy returns of the day …..

    Best Wishes
    Sanjay Khot

  • Vivek Kumar
    July 31, 2008 9:00 am

    UR contribution is amazing Pinal for SQL community. Long Live , Pinal !!!
    Keep up the good work . God bless you .

    With best respect,

  • Wish you many more happy returns of the day Mr.Pinal Dave,

    I am a new person meets you on your birthday.

    I’m Hareesh from Chennai,India.

    As an Indian i’m really proud about you and Happy to see your site on your birthday…guy.

    -with regards

  • Chella Ganesh
    August 5, 2008 2:53 pm

    Hi Pinal,

    Belated Birthday Greetings. May you and your family be healthy and happy ever

  • Hi Pinal,

    your articles are useful to all developers.


  • Happy birthday to u

  • Hey Pinal,
    Remember me?

    You have done amazing job putting this website and helping people with their SQL queries. Happy birthday.


  • Hi Guys,

    This is Faiz the new comer in SQL SERVER Sea. I hope Pinal and you all will get me in, in this SQL AUTHORITY family and helping me out by giving me the very fast future guideline.

    I’ll be waiting for your reply….

    Kind Regard’s

  • thnask your.

  • Many Many Happy Returns of the day and thanks for your wonderful knowledge sharing website.

  • Happy birthday to u


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