The SQL Dude!

On-Disk & In-Memory Pages that teach you the SQL way of life!

About the SQLDude

Sudarshan Narasimhan (aka theSQLDude)
I was a Technical Lead with the SQL Server Team at Microsoft. I work with SQL Server everyday and help customers and partners solve critical and deeply technical problems. A large part of this involves troubleshooting and really digging into SQL Server which has helped me gain extensive product knowledge, internals and train other people. A part of my work involves writing tools which can help make life easy working with SQL Server. Time is precious which is why I am late into this game (blogging).

In recent times, I’ve been focusing more on Infrastructure automation, security but still revolving around SQL databases. I’ve had the opportunity to build customized infrastructure solutions including build automation, DB maintenance solutions, Performance tools etc. Someday, I hope to find time to sift through my code collection & share it with the public. Meanwhile, I hope you find this blog informative and useful. Cheers.

Area(s) of Specialization

  1. SQL Storage Engine (includes backup/restore, VSS/VDI and data corruption)
  2. Full-text Search
  3. SQL Server Performance
  4. Memory Management
  5. SQL Server Setup & Upgrade
  6. Windows Internals
  7. Clustering and High Availability
  8. SQL Server Security (including Legislative IT Audits PCI/SOX in US, ATO in Australia)
  9. T-SQL and PowerShell scripting


Tools Authored
MSI-Moksha – If you have worked with MS Support on any installer related problem you might have used/heard about MSI-Moksha. I developed the tool to reduce time & effort spent on troubleshooting missing installer file issues.


My other work
SQL Server Full-Text Search (FTS) Blog – Part-time moderator and author on the official FTS Development Team Blog
SQLServerFAQ – I frequently post here on this MSDN SQL Server blog.
Art of Quizzing – My Quiz Blog to tickle your grey cells
My Personal blog – A place I used to ramble about stuff those does not involve SQL Server.


My other interests
Football (Man.United) and the Premier League, Movie Fanatic, Formula 1, Rajni & Kamal, T20 Cricket, Soft Rock music, Veg Cuisine and a proper nap.


Contact Info
To contact theSQLDude, use any of the below channels (or) leave a comment behind in the website.


     TheSQLDude on Facebook


I hereby solemnly swear that I am up to no good  (aka Disclaimer)
The views expressed on this blog are my own, my precious and do not reflect the views of my employer. All postings on this blog are provided “AS IS” with no warranty. This blog is intended to help & guide fellow SQL Server professionals out there in the SQL community.


One Response to “About the SQLDude”

  1. GS Sohal said

    Hey Sudarshan …
    depth of your knowledge is great … congrats .. and keep sharing the cool stuff

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