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Paul Randal

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Paul is the CEO of, a Microsoft Regional Director and a SQL Server MVP. He worked on the SQL Server Storage Engine team at Microsoft from 1999 to 2007. Among other things, he wrote DBCC CHECKDB/repair for SQL Server 2005 and was responsible for the Core Storage Engine during SQL Server 2008 development. Since leaving Microsoft, Paul has been a full-time consultant and trainer on SQL Server around the world, including authoring and teaching the prestigious Microsoft Certified Master certifications on SQL Server and SharePoint for Microsoft. He regularly presents at conferences such as SQL PASS, SQLIntersection, and TechEd, and has written or contributed to numerous white papers and books on SQL Server. He also writes regular columns and articles for SQL Server Pro magazine and TechNet Magazine, and is a Contributing Editor of both. He blogs at, and you can find him on Twitter at When he's away from work, his main passion is scuba diving with his wife, fellow SQL expert Kimberly Tripp, and their two daughters.
Paul Randal's MVP Profile

Course Author Level Rating Duration Released
Communications: How to Talk, Write, Present, and Get Ahead! Closed captions Paul Randal Beginner [02:29:08] 8 Feb 2013
SQL Server: Advanced Corruption Recovery Techniques Closed captions Paul Randal Advanced [03:57:05] 22 Nov 2013
SQL Server: Detecting and Correcting Database Corruption Closed captions Paul Randal Intermediate [03:52:29] 18 Sep 2013
SQL Server: Logging, Recovery, and the Transaction Log Closed captions Paul Randal Intermediate [07:36:54] 16 Nov 2012
SQL Server: Myths and Misconceptions Closed captions Paul Randal Intermediate [03:54:47] 6 Jun 2012
SQL Server: Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics Closed captions Paul Randal Intermediate [04:31:54] 28 Jun 2012