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Chapter Deck 2010 July

  1. 1. PASS Community News July 2010
  2. 2. About PASS <ul><li>The PASS community encompasses everyone who uses the Microsoft SQL Server or Business Intelligence Platforms. This includes database administrators, application developers, Business Intelligence professionals, information technology professionals, executives, consultants, educators, instructors, and students. </li></ul><ul><li>The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is the only independent, user-run, not-for-profit association dedicated to the SQL Server community helping its members Connect , Share , and Learn by:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating member networking and exchange of information through our websites, Chapters, annual Summits, regional and local events, and virtual communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with Microsoft to influence the evolution of SQL Server products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering high quality, up-to-date, technical content, presentations, and other educational material for professional development </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. PASS Latest News <ul><li>Call for Nominations for 2011/2012 PASS Board Term Now Open </li></ul><ul><li>If you're considering running for the Board, we strongly urge you to apply. The more applications we receive, the better the elections process will run. More importantly, though, PASS would like to see its most talented members in leadership positions. If you think you or someone you know is an ideal candidate, please review visit Elections 2010 website at </li></ul><ul><li>24 Hours of PASS 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>24 Hours of PASS recordings now available at 24 Hours of PASS website: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. PASS Spring Event 2011 <ul><li>The PASS 2011 Spring Event </li></ul><ul><li>The Board of Directors has voted to hold an event in Orlando, Florida in Spring 2011 . </li></ul><ul><li>The event will consist of 2 full days of sessions plus 1 day of pre-con seminars . </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing will be announced soon (but an estimate is $299 for the two-day event, and $149 to attend a seminar) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay tuned for more details at </li></ul>
  5. 5. Free Virtual Learning for July 2010 <ul><li>PASS Performance VC Presents - Performance Impacts Related to Different Function Types </li></ul><ul><li>7/6/2010 12:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>CBusPASS July Meeting - Various thoughts on fixing a nasty query 7/8/2010 06:30 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>PASS App Dev VC Presents - Loops, Lookups and Splits: SSIS Beyond the Basics 7/13/2010 09:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I use stored procedures & SQL Server Performance Isn’t Just For DBA’s Anymore 7/14/2010 12:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>PASS SQL/Oracle VC Presents: Query Performance and Data Access Layers 7/14/2010 12:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>PASS AppDev VC Presents - The Benefits Of SQL Azure 7/27/2010 12:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>Using XML to Query Execution Plans -- sponsored by CA 7/28/2010 12:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>And A Peak into August.... </li></ul><ul><li>PASS AppDev VC Presents - Writing a better Where Clause 8/24/2010 08:00 AM EST </li></ul><ul><li>Check for Updates </li></ul>
  6. 6. Upcoming SQL Saturday Events <ul><li>July 31 SQLSaturday #40 - South Florida 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Aug 14 SQLSaturday #28 - Baton Rouge 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Aug 21 SQLSaturday #51 - Nashville 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Sep 18 SQLSaturday #46 - Raleigh 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Sep 18 SQLSaturday #50 - East Iowa 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Sep 25 SQLSaturday #52 - Colorado 2010 </li></ul>
  7. 7. SQL Server Books <ul><li>Books featured in PASS Connector e-newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>T-SQL 2008 Joes 2 Pros: Core T-SQL Coding Fundamentals For Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Rick A. Morelan, Peter D Kendall, Jungim Jang (BookSurge Publishing) </li></ul><ul><li>How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends Don Gabor (Fireside) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed Michael Lisin, Jim Joseph, Amit Goyal (Sams) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible Paul Nielsen, Uttam Parui, Mike White (Wiley) </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Server 2008 Administration Instant Reference Michael Lee, Mike Mansfield Sybex) </li></ul>
  8. 8. November 8 - 11 | Seattle WA The Premier Conference for SQL Server Professionals
  9. 9. Are you going to PASS Summit? <ul><li>97% of Summit 2009 attendees said PASS Summit ‘ Met or Exceeded Expectations ’. 98% also said they would recommend PASS Summit to their SQL Server and BI colleagues. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are just a few quotes from past attendees: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;This was by far the best conference I've ever attended .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;As a visitor from overseas (UK), I had a fantastic experience at the conference - well worth the extra travelling costs of crossing the Atlantic.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It was a wonderful source of additional information you can't get out of a book . I was also able to network with other DBAs, which was priceless to me since I'm the only DBA in my organization. I gained a greater perspective on my knowledge and value to our organization. I also realized how much more I can learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more: </li></ul>
  10. 10. PASS Facts <ul><li>PASS Facts! </li></ul><ul><li>Over the past 2 years, PASS has doubled in size with 210 chapters and 51,066 members, in 57 countries worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8000 people logged in and participated in free virtual conference </li></ul><ul><li>24 hours of PASS. You can view all the recordings for free at </li></ul><ul><li>PASS delivers between 400-500 hours of technical content with an average of 200 events per month...... </li></ul>
  11. 11. PASS Membership <ul><li>Are you a PASS Member? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It’s FREE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll receive the bi-weekly newsletter called PASS Connector . The newsletter includes various features such as: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latest news from Microsoft </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical articles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10 lists </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PASS Summit updates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contests, and more! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to articles on the PASS website. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register at </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. PASS Headquarters <ul><li>Who to contact for information on: </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers at PASS Summit 2010: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorships & Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 1.604.899.6009 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 1.604.899.1269 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You from PASS