Willis Johnson is a consultant specializing in data security and privacy. He worked as a programmer–writer in Microsoft’s SQL Server product group for the 5+-year duration of the SQL Server 2005 product cycle, writing sample code, white papers, and documentation for a variety of SQL technologies. He claims to have read (skimmed) the SQL Server 2005 RTM Books Online in its entirety. He has taught classes on data security, networking, distributed file systems, and C# at Microsoft and at the U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School. He has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from U.C. Berkeley, an M.Phil. in History from Cambridge (UK), and a B.A. in English from Reed College. He lives in Evanston, Illinois. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author also gratefully acknowledges Joe Brinkman for his insightful technical edit of this article.