About Me

I’m internationally-known lead SQL DBA, trainer, and technical author with 12 years of experience of the Microsoft technology stack. I’m accomplished development and production SQL Server DBA, with a proven record of delivering major projects on time and within budget. I’m expert at evaluating clients’ needs against the capabilities of the SQL Server product set, with the objective of minimizing cost and maximizing function through making innovative use of advanced capabilities. I’ve authored approximately 500+ SQL Server technical articles on various SQL Server topics for different SQL Server community sites, including SQLMag.com, MSSQLTips.com, SQLServerCentral.com, SSWUG.org, SQL-Server-Performance.com, and SearchSQLServer.com.

I’ve also developed and implemented many successful database infrastructures, data warehouses, and business intelligence projects. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science from London Metropolitan University and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Certification Partners, and APM, including MCSE SQL Server 2012, MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000, and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications. I also have a good understanding of ITIL principals.

I can be reached via Twitter (@BasitAali), his blog (http://basitaalishan.com), or via LinkedIn (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/basitfarooq).

I am author of “SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials” book published by Pack Publishing.

SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials, ISBN: 9781782172550

SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials, ISBN: 9781782172550

I was also a technical reviewer for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints, Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe, Packt Publishing and Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, James Serra and Bill Anton, Packt Publishing.

Specialities: Relational Database Technologies, Development methodologies, Technical Leadership, Project Management, Problem Solving, Decision Maker, Policy and Procedures, Mentoring, Physical Database Design, Client Focus and Collaborating.

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