Interview with Saeid Hasani – many times TechNet Guru Competition winner

Today I want to introduce Saeid Hasani - a Transact-SQL MSDN forum regular and many times T-SQL TechNet Guru Competition winner. I enjoyed several of his TechNet articles. My favorites are Structured Error Handling Mechanism in SQL Server 2012 and All-at-Once Operations in T-SQL.

With his family


Let's start the interview:


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? 

My name is Saeid Hasani and I am 32 years old. I am from Iran. I was born and currently live in Tehran (Iran’s capital). I work for an ERP software company as a Senior Database Developer. My focus is T-SQL Programming and Query Tuning.


What are your big projects right now? 

I have three projects. I spend a lot of time to finalize the next generation of our ERP solution. I also prepare new articles for Wiki and participate in the MSDN forums. My biggest project is writing a book about MS SQL Server. 


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for? 

TN Wiki is a multi-purpose solution to provide great knowledge for wide variety of users from novice to experts. TN Wiki community is full of bright people who contribute perfect articles as well as they usually are the best in their companies. The main idea is sharing high quality knowledge provided by experienced experts.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you? 

I love the guru of the month competition. It’s wonderful program. I found that it forces me to work more on my articles. The comments by judges are the most interesting part of this program. I always review their feedback and try to apply their suggestions in next articles. 


On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?

 I usually spend a lot of time to research about the subject. I also dedicate continues, non-stop time to prepare article format until it satisfies me, because this is very important to keep the readers enthusiastic. I spend a lot of time to make it better after first publish. But the hardest subject to write about was Error Handling. I spent the most time to prepare this article:

Structured Error Handling mechanism in SQL SERVER 2012


 What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed? 

My last article is about one of the most important concepts in T-SQL. My favorite article is:

All-at-Once Operations in T-SQL


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why? 

Naomi Nosonovsky with no doubt.

For her efforts, high quality articles and fantastic participating in MSDN forums!


What interests you more in SQL Server and how did you find your passion there?

 I love T-SQL Set-based nature. If imagine T-SQL like your mother tongue, Set-based programming is like writing a poem in this language. Whether I didn’t write one Set-based query, I also enjoy reading it like listening a poem. To stay at the high-level in Set-based programming I always read discrete mathematics and related books to create better solutions. It’s a part of my daily job.


Thanks Saeid for this great interview and I am sure you have more questions you can ask in the comments to this blog.


Now, if you would like to be interviewed by me for our Monday's interview column, please also add a comment to this article and a way to contact you (or just email me).

Comments (33)
  1. Congratulations Saeid. Good job.

  2. I remember being impressed by those articles. I see you have made improvements since. Very professional looking. Keep up the great work. And I like your comments in this interview.

  3. Shanky_621 says:

    Congratulations Saeid and you 2 look beautiful as couple…Keep up the good work,good to see Naomi taking interviews

  4. Saeid Hasani says:

    First of all, I want to thank you Naomi from the bottom of my heart for all your efforts especially this interview.

    @Hezequias, Thanks!

    @Richard, Thank you for this kind comment and the all feedback you provide as the competition judge!

    @Shanky, Thanks! We have been married since ten years ago. We love each other. So happy to see your comment!

  5. Durval Ramos says:

    Congratulations Saeid.

    I'll search read more about your articles and translate to Portuguese in the Wiki Ninja's Brazil.

  6. Naomi N says:

    Thanks, Durval!

    Saeid, you're indeed a nice looking couple.

  7. Saeid Hasani says:

    @Durval, Thank you, It's great to see these articles in Portuguese!

    @Naomi, Thanks!

  8. Congratulations Saeid !

  9. This is amazing. It's truly fantastic to see you interviewed here, Saeid. You've contributed so much!

    And this is a testimony of the global impact of TechNet Wiki! We're all around the world. And your articles are being translated in Portuguese from Brazil! Thank you to Durval for helping with that!

    And thank you to Naomi for these interviews. It's great to acknowledge the winners of the TechNet Guru awards in this way!

  10. Durval Ramos says:


    Good articles should always be shared !


    When finished, I will add the translated link in your article in English.

  11. Sam Alavi says:

    Congrats mate and keep up the good work.

  12. Saeid Hasani says:

    @Carmelo, Thanks!

    @Ed, Thank you for all your support and encouragement!

    @Durval, I will be proud to see their translation in Portuguese!

    @Sam, What a nice surprise to see your comment here! You have been the most professional colleague who ever I worked with. Although you migrated to Australia, I hope to work with you as a team again, maybe once upon a time! Thank you!

  13. pituach says:

    Great to meet the man behind the name finally, Saeid 🙂 Keep up the great work at the forum and WIKI as well.

    Great Interview Naomi.

  14. Selvaons says:

    Congrats Saeid:)Very Cute Couple:)

  15. Saeid Hasani says:

    @Pituach, Thanks! Hope to see your article in next competition 🙂

    @Selva, Thank you!

  16. Congrats Saeid and keep contributing!!!!!!

  17. Latheesh NK says:

    Its great to see you interviewed here!! Keep up the good job.

  18. Saeid Hasani says:

    @Mahesh, Thanks! and … Congrats to become a father! 🙂

    @Latheesh, Thank you for your consideration!

  19. Patris_70 says:

    Congratulations Saeid, Great Job!

    I hope, you write Frasi/Persian articles too :))

  20. Saeid Hasani says:

    @Patris, Thanks! I hope so.

  21. Though I know about you little through FB 🙂 , Its nice to know more about you through Technet Wiki blog interview  , Congrats  

  22. Saeid Hasani says:

    Thank you Sathya, you had more information than others 🙂 BTW, you helped me so much in initial days in forums and wiki.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Salaaaaam Wise Man
    1- At the first, saeed is correct dictation ( ha ha ha, just kidding)!!!
    2- you are the best
    3- Congratulations!!!!!!
    4- salam be hame beresoon
    5- I am crazy about your solutions and algorithm
    take care about your self

  24. Anonymous says:

    Good Sunday to you all,

    As you may all remember, at the end of November Gokan Ozcifci published

  25. Anonymous says:

    Merhabalar, bugün sizlere bu pazar günü Naomi Nosonovsky nin bloğunda yazdığı üzere

  26. Anonymous says:

    Há algumas semanas, o MVP Turco Gokan Ozcifci compilou em um eBook os melhores artigos publicados

  27. Anonymous says:

    Good Sunday to you all, As you may all remember, at the end of November Gokan Ozcifci published

  28. we appreciate this great job that you do and this is a praise for a good job indeed.Interview with Saeid Hasani – many times TechNet Guru Competition winner

  29. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week.

    First up, the

  30. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week.


  31. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week.

    First up, the

  32. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week.

    First up, the

  33. kvaziri says:

    Congratulation on your superb performance! I hope you future success.

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