About Me

I graduated from college in 2002 with a BA in Psychology and decided to further my education after that with a MA in Behavioral Neuroscience. This background developed my ability to manage numbers and data in a way that I never had to before.  Collecting data from experiments and running complicated statistics drove me deeper into questioning how people and businesses manage large sets of data.

After my education I changed directions from my formal education and began to work for a company that used a database management system (DBMS) to manage their orders for products and employee information. I was running payroll for the company and slowly began to learn the SQL scripting language to query data from their database to run special reports and gather sales information for commissions and bonuses. They eventually became large enough to warrant a more sophisticated accounting system and they chose Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, which runs on Microsoft SQL Server. I was instrumental in the implementation of this new system which forced me to learn a lot about SQL Server. They eventually hired a Director of Software Development and moved me into their first IT department. We then began developing web applications for our sales reps to enter in their numbers, a Windows application to extract, transfer, and load (ETL) data from our order entry database into a SQL Server database to make reporting easier, and also developed a recruiting web application to manage our recruiters applicants, schedules, notifications, and hiring process.

I received my Masters of Information Systems in 2010 and decided to dig deeper into the realms of data management. I was a DBA from 2007 until January, 2017. Since then, I have been a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft. I wanted to start this blog as a reference to many out there who are struggling to find answers to the many questions that arise while developing in or administering SQL Server.  In my experience it can sometimes be hard to find answers to questions that are specific to your business needs and I hope that I can help others to find those answers. Welcome to SQL Know-It-All!

Jared Karney – Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

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