About Patrick Keisler


I’m a husband, a father, an Atlanta Braves fan, and oh yeah…I know a thing or two about Microsoft SQL Server, because I work for Microsoft supporting it as Premier Field Engineer. I have over 15 years of DBA experience and have gained considerable knowledge in SQL Server by supporting lots of different type of applications ranging from high-volume trading applications to large data warehouses. I hold several certifications including MS Azure Infrastructure Solutions, MCSE Data Platform, MCITP certifications in SQL Server 2008 for administration and development, and CompTIA Security+.

I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a Major in Management Information Systems. I had high hopes of using my degree to become a programmer for a tech company, but I soon learned that programming in C, Pascal, and Visual Basic was not my strong point. However, oddly enough, I was really good at programming in Cobol, Windows batch files, and T-SQL. It seemed as though any code that is processed serially was easy for me to pick up. I guess I was just somehow destined to become a DBA.

I started this blog to share my knowledge of SQL Server with the hope of saving DBAs time and effort in their everyday tasks. I hope you enjoy it!

If you have questions about the content or anything SQL related, you can follow me on Twitter (@PatrickKeisler) or email me using the contact form.

All content of this blog is the personal comments of Patrick Keisler, and do not reflect in any way the views of my employer, Microsoft Corporation.