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MidnightSQL Consulting is owned and operated by the dynamic duo, Jen and Sean McCown.

 Jen (1) Sean (1)
…is a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master, consultant, and DBA, working with SQL Server since 1997.She owns MidnightSQL Consulting, and is the Senior Editor at, where she creates technology tutorials, articles, and co-hosts the DBAs@Midnight webshow.  In 2013, Jen formulated and produced the community-written book Tribal SQL in partnership with Red Gate Software. She is also a contributing author for MVP Deep Dives 2.Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker for the Professional Association for SQL Server, the North Texas SQL Server User Group, and the PASS Women in Technology virtual chapter. She has presented at numerous SQL Saturdays, conferences, and online training events worldwide. Her favorite SQL topics include T-SQL querying, performance, server health, and reporting. …is a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft MVP. He has been involved with SQL Server since 1995, working with multi-terabyte, high-transaction DBs since before they were popular.He is a Contributing Editor and the sole database expert for InfoWorld Magazine, which means he also has hands on DB2, Oracle, Sybase, and any other database out there. He has also written for SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Standard, SSWUG, and At the magazine he concentrates on benchmarking vendor products, reviews, and industry analysis.Sean is also the founder of and He’s a very prolific speaker and teacher in the community and his 3 main areas of teaching are backups, SSIS, and Powershell, though he can teach on a myriad of subjects.