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PASS Chapter Deck - 2010 August


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PASS Chapter Deck - 2010 August

  1. 1. PASS Community News August 2010
  2. 2. About PASS 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. 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: • Facilitating member networking and exchange of information through our websites, Chapters, annual Summits, regional and local events, and virtual communities • Working with Microsoft to influence the evolution of SQL Server products and services • Delivering high quality, up-to-date, technical content, presentations, and other educational material for professional development
  3. 3. Latest News PASS Board Nominations Now Closed for 2011/2012 Term • The Call for Nominations for Board of Directors is now closed! The NomCom has reviewed applications and invited select applicants for interviews. For the latest updates please visit the Elections Site ( 24 Hours of PASS Fall 2010 – SEPTEMBER 15 & 16 • We are holding another 24 Hours of PASS but this time with a little twist! It will held over two days in 12-hour blocks. Hold the dates – details to come!
  4. 4. SQLRally May 11-13, 2011 • New PASS education event in Spring 2011! • Location: Orlando, Florida • Content – Two (2) full days of sessions – One (1) day of pre-conference seminars • Pricing will be announced soon Stay tuned for more details at
  5. 5. Free Virtual Learning for August 2010 • 8/3/2010 12:00 PM EDT, Online PASS Performance VC Presents: Parallelism and Performance – Are You Getting Full Return on Your CPU Investment? • 8/11/2010 12:00 PM EDT, Online Transactional Replication Deep Dive – Sponsored by CA • 8/12/2010 06:30 PM EDT, Online CBusPASS August Meeting – Stay Agile, Stay Sane • 8/24/2010 08:00 AM EDT, Online PASS AppDev VC Presents – Writing a better Where Clause • 8/25/2010 12:00 PM EDT, Online SQL Storage for Performance: Best Practices – Sponsored by CA Check for Updates
  6. 6. Upcoming SQL Saturday Events • Aug 14 SQLSaturday #28 - Baton Rouge 2010 • Aug 21 SQLSaturday #51 - Nashville 2010 • Sept 18 SQLSaturday #46 - Raleigh 2010 • Sept 18 SQLSaturday #50 - East Iowa 2010 • Sept 25 SQLSaturday #52 - Colorado 2010
  7. 7. SQL Server News & Articles • Blog Post: Realizing the Promise of Cloud Computing with Microsoft • SQL Server Standard article: Loading Spatial Data the SSIS Way, by Michael Coles (login required) • ProfDev Q&A: Interview with Steve Jones • Tech article: Can Integrity Be Learned? By Kevin Kline • SQL Server 2008 R2 Hosted Trial: Free Virtual Labs • Visit for more details
  8. 8. November 8 - 11 | Seattle, WA The Premier Conference for SQL Server Professionals
  9. 9. Are you going to PASS Summit? Plans are in full swing for the PASS Summit – have you registered? • Best networking: Over 2,500 SQL Server/BI pro’s and hundreds of Microsoft SQL Server/BI employees • Best learning: 168 technical sessions plus networking, hands-on labs, pre- and post-conference seminars • Best events: – Don’t miss the Women in Technology Luncheon, Nov 9 Topic: Recruiting, Retaining & Advancing Women in Technology: Why does it matter? All Summit attendees welcome! Lunch will be served. Learn more:
  10. 10. PASS Facts • Over the past 2 years, PASS has doubled in size with 207 chapters and 51,066 members, in 57 countries worldwide • Over 8000 people logged in and participated in free virtual conference • 24 hours of PASS (May 2010). You can view all the recordings for free at • PASS delivers between 400-500 hours of technical content with an average of 200 events per month...
  11. 11. PASS Membership Are you a PASS Member? • It’s FREE • You’ll receive the bi-weekly newsletter called PASS Connector. The newsletter includes various features such as: – Latest news from Microsoft – Technical articles – Top 10 lists – PASS Summit updates – Contests, and more! • Access to articles on the PASS website Register at
  12. 12. PASS Headquarters Who to Contact… • PASS Summit 2010 Speakers: • Community: • Sponsorships & Advertising Tel: 1.604.899.6009 Fax: 1.604.899.1269
  13. 13. Thank You from PASS