As you may have noticed, I *really* like blogging and writing about SQL Server (to the point that Kimberly jokes in our sessions and workshops that I blog so much I don't sleep…). Well, to cap off our very successful conference season, I'm very pleased to announce that I've just been made a Contributing Editor of TechNet Magazine, with effect from the January 2009 issue (due out in a couple of weeks). This means a huge amount to me and is great incentive for years more blog posts and articles – maybe now they'll let me do an article all about DBCC CHECKDB Smile.

Thanks to everyone who reads and responds to my articles and Q&A columns in the magazine, and to (my editor) Senior Editor Matthew Graven, and the magazine Editor-in-Chief Joshua Hoffman!