Laerte Junior is a SQL SERVER MVP and, through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an active member of the Microsoft community in Brasil. He is a skilled Principal Database Architect, Developer, and Administrator, specializing in SQL Server and Powershell Programming with over 8 years of hands-on experience. He holds a degree in Computer Science and has accomplished a number of certifications (including MCDBA), and is an expert in SQL Server 2000 / SQL Server 2005 / SQL Server 2008 technologies. He also organizes, and is a speaker at, microsoft community events, attracting as many as 830 attendees. Laerte has also recently become a Friend of Redgate in Brazil.