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Chapter Deck 2010 March

  1. 1. PASS Community News March 2010<br />
  2. 2. About PASS<br /> 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. <br /> 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: <br />Facilitating member networking and exchange of information through our websites, Chapters, annual Summits, regional and local events, and virtual communities<br />Working with Microsoft to influence the evolution of SQL Server products and services<br />Delivering high quality, up-to-date, technical content, presentations, and other educational material for professional development<br />
  3. 3. PASS Latest News<br />PASS Acquires SQL Saturday!<br />SQL Saturday has over 28 events that have occurred world-wide with an anticipated growth of 40-50 events over the next two years<br />PASS will transition the event program underneath the PASS Community Connection Events umbrella and provide SQL Saturday events the management infrastructure it needs<br />We are also working to integrate our events portfolio to support SQL Saturday financially at the same levels as our PASS Community Connection branded events<br />SQL Saturday event owners will not see major changes as a result of this transition, but can expect to receive higher level of engagement and support from the PASS management team.<br />Want to organize a SQL Saturday? Click here<br />
  4. 4. Featured Top 10 list<br />Top 10 Web Resources to Learn <br />SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS): Jessica Moss<br />Beginning SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Part / Part 2<br />SSRS Books Online<br />Robert Bruckner’s Advanced Reporting Services Blog<br />Chris Hays’s Reporting Services Sleazy Hacks Weblog<br />Musings on Reporting Services and Notification Services<br />ReportViewer control in Visual Studio 2008<br />Microsoft SSRS online resources<br />Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Reporting Services<br />Prologika Forums<br />Direct Reports<br />
  5. 5. Free Virtual Learning for March 2010<br />Virtualization Live Meeting – for more info<br /> Microsoft Hyper-V<br /> Speaker: Sylvia Vargas (Microsoft)<br /> Tuesday March 16th 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST<br />Application Development Live Meeting – for more infoAdding SSRS Report Bells and Whistles<br /> Speaker: Allen White<br /> Date: March 9th 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST<br /> Introduction to SQL Server Profiler<br /> Speaker: Patrick LeBlanc<br /> Date: March 23rd 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST <br />Database Administration Live Meeting – for more info<br /> Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Application and Multi-Server Management<br />Speaker:  Clifford Dibble <br /> Date: Wednesday, March10th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST<br />Other SQL Server Community Webinars – visit http://columbus.sqlpass.orgfor more info<br />CBusPASS presents Introduction to Analysis services: OR How to do everything wrong and still provide business value<br /> Date: March 11th 2010, 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST<br />
  6. 6. SQL Lunch<br />The Baton Rouge Area SQL Server User Group hosts a bi-weekly SQL Lunch Live Meeting beginning at 11:30 AM CST <br />The SQL Lunch has been created to help build a community of speakers through learning, networking and mentoring<br />Visit for more details<br />Lunches for March/April<br />Date: 03/01/2010, 11:30am CST Date: 03/9/2010, 11:30am CST <br />Topic: Zero to Cube in 30 Minutes Topic: Introduction to SQL Server and PowerShell<br />Presenter: Adam Jorgensen Presenter: Max Trinidad<br />Date: 03/29/2010, 11:30am CST Date: 04/05/2010, 11:30am CST<br />Topic: Introduction to Reporting Topic: Advanced Parameters in SSRS 2008 on a Cube with SSRS Presenter: Mike Davis<br />Presenter: Dustin Ryan<br />
  7. 7. Upcoming SQL Saturday Events <br />#33 - Charlotte 2010 Mar 6, 2010<br />#37 - Philadelphia 2010 Mar 13, 2010<br />#29 - Birmingham 2010 Mar 27, 2010<br />#30 - Richmond 2010 Apr 10, 2010<br />#31 - Chicago 2010 Apr 17, 2010<br />#41 - Atlanta 2010 Apr 24, 2010<br />#39 - New York City 2010 Apr 24, 2010<br />#36 - Wheeling 2010 May 1, 2010<br />#38 - Jacksonville 2010 May 8, 2010<br />
  8. 8. Community-driven sites –<br />The site is currently host to over 50 of the best SQL blogs, featuring such luminaries as Kevin Kline, Rushabh Mehta, Andy Leonard, Kalen Delaney and Greg Low<br />This site has been operational since 2006, and bloggers have created over 15,000 posts in that time--a wealth of knowledge on virtually every topic that pertains to SQL Server<br />Over 50,000 people visit the site each day, both to learn and share <br />every blog on SQLblog has comments enabled, and actively encourage participation and feedback from our reader community<br />
  9. 9. PASS Membership<br />Are you a PASS Member? <br />PASS has more than 45,000 members. Benefits are:<br />It’s FREE<br />You’ll receive the bi-weekly newsletter called PASS Connector. The newsletter includes various features such as:<br /><ul><li>Latest news from Microsoft
  10. 10. Technical articles
  11. 11. Top 10 lists
  12. 12. PASS Summit updates
  13. 13. Contests, and more!</li></ul>Access to articles on the PASS website.<br />Register at<br />
  14. 14. PASS Headquarters<br />Who to contact for information on:<br />Speakers at PASS Summit 2009:<br /><br />Community<br /><br />Sponsorships & Advertising<br /><br />Office Tel: 1604-899-6009<br />Fax: 1604-899-1269<br />
  15. 15. Thank You from<br />