About the Author
Matt Masson is a software development engineer working with the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) team. Matt has worked on many aspects of the SSIS product including upgrade, performance, and overall user experience. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences, and maintains the SSIS Team blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mattm/). Prior to joining Microsoft in 2006, Matt was a developer on a number of business intelligence reporting and analytical products. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, and works remotely with his Redmond-based team.
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, database developer, speaker, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for more than eight years, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, database development, and reporting. He has earned a number of industry certifications, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Texas A&M University at Commerce, and is a Microsoft SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional". Tim is a business intelligence consultant for Artis Consulting in the Dallas, Texas area. As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at venues including numerous SQL Saturday events, Houston Tech Fest, and various user groups and PASS virtual chapters. He is a board member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in Dallas, serves as the co-chair of the PASS BI Virtual Chapter, and is an active volunteer for PASS. Tim is an author and forum contributor on SQLServerCentral.com and has published dozens of SQL Server training videos on SQLShare.com. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter @Tim_Mitchell.
Jessica M. Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" of SQL Server business intelligence. Jessica has created numerous data warehousing solutions for companies in the retail, Internet, health services, finance, and energy industries, and has authored technical content for multiple magazines, websites, and the book Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: Problem-Design-Solution. Jessica enjoys working with the central Virginia community and speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences. You can read more on her website, JessicaMMoss.com.
Michelle Ufford is a SQL Server database developer, Integration Services developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and self-proclaimed scripting junkie. She specializes in performance tuning and high-volume VLDB (very large database) development, although her experience also includes database automation, operational predictive analytics, and all stages of the data lifecycle from OLTP to data warehousing. Michelle is an active member of the SQL Server community and a frequent presenter, most notably at PASS Summit. Michelle has a very popular blog at SQLFool.com and can be found on Twitter @sqlfool.