MVP Status: Renewed

On October 1, 2016, I was first honored by Microsoft with their prestigious MVP award, given to those that they feel have made a significant difference in their development communities. Many of those that had previously been named as an MVP were people that I had looked up to for years, and it was humbling to be listed alongside those giants in the SQL Server field. It’s been quite a ride the past 21 months (due to a midstream change to the timing of renewals), and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

On July 1, 2018, I was renewed as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 2018-2019.

Thank you, Microsoft, for this great honor. I look forward to continuing my work with the SQL Server community.


Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.