About the Author
Robert L. Davis is a database administrator and data architect consulting at Microsoft who has worked extensively in setting up and creating automated processes to manage database mirroring for many internal Microsoft applications. He additionally consults with various internal Microsoft IT groups to assist them with their database mirroring needs. Robert is currently working on the Architecture & Performance Engineering team of the CAP application program group. CAP is the internal software used by support personnel for all of Microsoft's customer facing products such as Xbox, Zune, MSN, Microsoft Live, and HotMail. He has over eight years of SQL Server administration experience, much of that in high-availability environments. Rob writes frequently about mirroring and related topics in his blog: www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/robert_davis/default.aspx
Ken Simmons is a database administrator and developer specializing in Microsoft SQL Server and .NET. He is currently working with a global electronic payment service provider in Columbus, Georgia. He has been working in the IT industry since 2000 and holds certifications for MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCTS for SQL 2005.
Ken is highly active in the online community and often participates in the SQL forums on MSDN and SQLServerCentral. He enjoys sharing tips that he discovers by writing articles for SQLServerCentral and MSSQLTips.com. He has also formed an SQL Server Users Group in Columbus, Georgia, for SQL Server professionals to come together to share knowledge and resources. When he is not working, Ken enjoys traveling with his wife, Susan, and son, Nathan, and can often be found on a cruise ship, at a Disney resort, or at the beach in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida.