Scott Shaw went from a starving literature major to a well-fed but sleep-deprived IT professional. After filling a wall with certifications ranging from Oracle to Microsoft server, he found his niche in SQL Server. Scott has more than 12 years of experience working in information technology, and now spends his days and nights managing hundreds of virtual SQL servers for a large Midwest healthcare organization while writing articles and presenting speeches for the always-generous SQL community. Scott lives in Saint Louis, Missouri with his wife and two children. He has a master of arts degree in English and comparative literature and a master of science degree in management information systems. Scott has taught classes in T-SQL for Washington University's CAIT program and present topics for SQLSaturday. He is a frequent contributor to MSSQLTips.com and will be speaking at the inaugural PASS SQLRally in Orlando, Florida in November 2011.