David is a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) working for Microsoft NZ. He runs workshops covering SQL Server performance tuning and optimization, high availability configurations, maintenance and management, and Powershell. He also works onsite with customers to analyze and improve the health of their SQL environments, and provide advice on consolidation and modernization. As well as SQL Server, David supports APS (parallel data warehouse) appliances. Prior to joining Microsoft, David worked for an outsourcing company, supporting large SQL Server installations for a variety of NZ customers.