SQLAuthority News – MSDN Subscription Giveaway Announced

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 – SQL Server MVP

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:

Madhivanan – SQL Server MVP

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:

Pinal Dave – SQL Server MVP and Solid Quality Mentors

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 https://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: https://blog.sqlauthority.com/

Without further ado here are the wining comments.

Winner #1 HARSHU

Winner #2 SAJID

Winners are requested to contact me by email for their winning MSDN subscription code.

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

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6 Comments. Leave new

  • Congratulations to the Winner. Thanks Pinal for your kind words

  • Congrats :-)

  • Hi Pinal,

    You are doing great Job!!! and Congratulations to Winners.

  • Thank you Pinal, Madhivanan and Jacob Sebastian for appreciating my thoughts about SQL Server.

    Thank you Pinal to sharing the MSDN licence key with prompt response…I believe this will surely help me to get more deep in technology.

    Thanks for your wishes too!!!

    Thanks again guys!!!

  • Congrats to the winners on coming out with detailed comments on sql server…

  • Congratulations Winners !!!!

    Though, as per my point of view sometime brief description or less words could have same mean as you try to explain in tons of words. I don’t disagree with winners but just sharing my thought that only sometime saying “Apple” can win on all smart phones. Similarly saying “Microsoft SQL” should win on all other comments :)

    Good Luck all and thank Pinal for opening such a great blog and your day to day effort. You rock !


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