Tejas is a principal program manager in Azure Data Platform team. He leads SQL Server on Linux and containers strategy across all versions. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering and 21 years of industry experience. He has been part of Microsoft for nearly 18 years. He works with several Tier 1 SQL Server customers and partners in the field to ensure successful implementation of the SQL Server database platform. He also works with many resources including support, field, MVPs and community to understand the product usage and get feedback from the engagements to drive improvements in the product. He has in-depth technical knowledge and experience of the SQL Server product spanning 10 versions of SQL Server including the latest release.