Kami LeMonds, Michael Raheem, Dima Sonkin
SQL Server 2005 was such an enormous project that no one person can provide a comprehensive description of the tools as well as insider tips and scenarios. As a result, we were privileged that the subject matter experts on each team were able to help us with their areas of expertise. With the SQL Server team of over 1,000 people, it is difficult to acknowledge everyone who has helped us. Publishing a book is more than just writing technical content. Euan Garden and Andrew Nechayev added a great deal of value to the book through their technical reviews. The team at Addison-Wesley kept us on track (or, tried to!), and provided extensive editing feedback that enhanced the clarity of the text. Special thanks to Elizabeth Peterson, Karen Gettman, and Chris Zahn. This book was truly a joint effort with some of the tools experts on our team. An incredible thank you to the other contributing authors: Sunil Agarwal, Phillip Garding, Diane Larsen, Brian Welcker, and Marianne Willumsen.
Special thanks to all the members of the Picasso team who helped me assemble the scenarios. Particularly, I would like to thank the Data Mining dev team: Raman Iyer, Bodgan Crivat, Wayne Guan, Scott Oveson, and Jamie McLennan. I also want to extend a special thank you for those who have contributed to this book by sharing some of their work and providing the great samples such as the KPI viewer and the Documenter. Olivier Pieri, Microsoft Consultant in France, provided the KPI viewer. Mohit Chand, Puneet Taneja, Sushil Darekar, and Naveen Babu out of our Microsoft India development center have provided the Documenter for SQL Server, Analysis Services, and Integration Services.