About the Author


Tara S. Jana (aka TJ) is a “SQL Premier Field Engineer” at “Microsoft Pty Ltd. Australia”, specializing in SQL Server (all versions), BI(SSIS,SSAS), Visual C# & SQL Azure. Prior to joining Microsoft Australia,
Tara has worked as a “Senior Team Lead/ Subject Matter Expert” at IBM and “Senior Team Lead Databases” at Citrix Systems. He also has hands on experience on other products like SAP ECC 6.0 , Siebel, Avaya, BOXI R2, SharePoint etc.


Tara holds a “Bachelors in Engineering Computer Science” degree from one of the prestigious colleges in India. Tara is an avid SQL Fan and is extremely passionate about Microsoft products and technology. He has delivered many Level 300+ SQL Workshops (3-5 days), One day Chalk Talk’s to Premier Customers. Also, he has presented at Microsoft Internal events like “GeekReady”, Roadshows to generate awareness around SQL and other product integration methodology. Tara is a well-known presenter in the “SQL User Group -Australia” and wish to fulfill the vision of “Heroes to Mentors” by delivering the “spirit of SQL” message to the community.

Tara Started his career as a MACH (Microsoft Academy for College Hires) hire in the year 2006 @Microsoft GTSC Bangalore as an Engineer- SQL Server, before moving to IBM.

Certifications: (MCP)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE-SQL 2012)- Data Platform
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA-2012/ SQL 2008)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (SQL 2008/ SQL 2005/ Business Intelligence)
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (SQL 2008/SQL 2005)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (SQL 2008/SQL 2005)
ITIL V3 Foundation Certified
SAP on SQL Delivery Certified


Follow me at Twitter: @TJMicrosoft