John Miner is currently a Microsoft Technology Solutions Professional (TSP) advising North East District (NED) corporations on how to solve their business needs with data platform solutions. He has over twenty five years of data processing experience, and his architecture expertise encompasses all phases of the software project life cycle, including design, development, implementation, and maintenance of systems. His credentials include undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island. He has also earned certificates from Microsoft for Database Administration (MCDBA), System Administration (MCSA) and Data Platform (MCSA). Before joining Microsoft, John won the Data Platform MVP award in 2014 and 2015 for his outstanding contributions to the SQL Server community. When he is not busy informing the members of current events at a local PASS chapter, he spends time with his wife and daughter enjoying outdoor activities.