Brian Moran first mentioned the SQLCAT (SQL Server Customer Advisory Team) back in mid-November 2005 in the SQL Update e-newsletter from SQLMag. SQLCAT is lead by my old friend Mark Souza and includes some of the smartest SQL Server people I've ever spent time with (and some I haven't). The team includes uber-cerebrums like Gert Drapers, Lubor Kollar, Prem Mehra, Tom Davidson, Bren Newman, Stuart Ozer, Prakash Sundaresan, Kevin Cox, and Howard Yin.
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