Microsoft SQL Server PASS News July 2010

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Latest news from the Professional Association for SQL Server in July 2010.

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.

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Microsoft SQL Server PASS News July 2010

  1. 1. PASS Community News J July 2010
  2. 2. About PASS The PASS community encompasses everyone who uses the Microsoft SQL Server or Business Intelligence Platforms Platforms. This includes database administrators 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: y • 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 quality, up-to-date, content, presentations, for professional development
  3. 3. PASS Latest News Call for Nominations for 2011/2012 PASS Board Term Now Open • If you're considering running for the Board we strongly urge you to apply you re Board, 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 pp y y y an ideal candidate, please review visit Elections 2010 website at http://elections.sqlpass.org 24 Hours of PASS 2010 • 24 Hours of PASS recordings now available at 24 Hours of PASS website: http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2010/ h // l /24h /2010/
  4. 4. PASS Spring Event 2011 The PASS 2011 Spring Event • The Board of Directors has voted to hold an event in Orlando, Florida in Spring 2011. • The Th event will consist of 2 f ll d ill i f full days of sessions plus 1 d of pre-con f i l day f seminars. • Pricing will be announced soon (but an estimate is $299 for the two-day event, and $149 to attend a seminar) d d i ) Stay tuned for more details at http://www.sqlpass.org y p qp g
  5. 5. Free Virtual Learning for July 2010 PASS Performance VC Presents - Performance Impacts Related to Different Function Types 7/6/2010 12:00 PM EST CBusPASS July Meeting Various thoughts on fixing a nasty query 7/8/2010 06:30 PM EST CB PASS J l M i - V i h h fi i 06 30 PASS App Dev VC Presents - Loops, Lookups and Splits: SSIS Beyond the Basics 7/13/2010 09:00 PM EST Why sh ld se st red r ced res Wh should I use stored procedures & SQL Server Performance Isn’t J st F r DBA’s Anymore Ser er Perf rmance Just For An m re 7/14/2010 12:00 PM EST PASS SQL/Oracle VC Presents: Query Performance and Data Access Layers 7/14/2010 12:00 PM EST PASS AppDev VC Presents - The Benefits Of SQL Azure 7/27/2010 12:00 PM EST Using XML to Query Execution Plans -- sponsored by CA 7/28/2010 12:00 PM EST And A Peak into August.... PASS AppDev VC Presents - Writing a better Where Clause 8/24/2010 08:00 AM EST Check www.sqlpass.org for Updates
  6. 6. Upcoming SQL Saturday Events • July 31 SQLSaturday #40 - South Florida 2010 • Aug 14 SQLSaturday #28 - Baton Rouge 2010 • Aug 21 SQLSaturday #51 - Nashville 2010 • Sep 18 SQLSaturday #46 - Raleigh 2010 • Sep 18 SQLSaturday #50 - East Iowa 2010 • Sep 25 SQLSaturday #52 - Colorado 2010
  7. 7. SQL Server Books Books featured in PASS Connector e-newsletters • 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) , ,J g J g( g g) • How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends Don Gabor (Fireside) • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed Q p g Michael Lisin, Jim Joseph, Amit Goyal (Sams) • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible Paul Nielsen, Uttam Parui, Mike White (Wiley) • SQL Server 2008 Administration Instant Reference Michael Lee, Mike Mansfield (Sybex)
  8. 8. November 8 - 11 Seattle The Premier Conference for SQL Server Professionals www.sqlpass.org/na2010 www sqlpass org/na2010
  9. 9. Are you going to PASS Summit? • 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 colleagues. Here are just a few quotes from past attendees: • "This was by far the best conference I've ever attended." y • "As a visitor from overseas (UK), I had a fantastic experience at the conference - well worth the extra travelling costs of crossing the Atlantic." • "It was a wonderful source of additional information you can't get out of a y g 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. Learn more: http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/na2010/
  10. 10. PASS Facts PASS Facts! • O Over the past 2 years, PASS has d bl d i size with 210 chapters and th t h doubled in i ith h t d 51,066 members, in 57 countries worldwide • Over 8000 people logged in and participated in free virtual conference 24 hours of PASS. You can view all the recordings for free at http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2010 • PASS delivers between 400-500 hours of technical content with an average of 200 events per month......
  11. 11. PASS Membership Join PASS We have more than 45,000 members • It’s FREE • Get our bi-weekly newsletter PASS Connector  Latest news from Microsoft  Technical articles  Top 10 lists  PASS Summit updates  Contests, and more! • Access to articles on the PASS website. www.sqlpass.org
  12. 12. PASS Headquarters Who to contact for information: Speakers at PASS Summit 2010: Elena.Sebastiano@sqlpass.org Community Nancy.Nasso@sqlpass.org Sponsorships & Advertising Sanjeet.Gandham@sqlpass.org Tel: 1.604.899.6009 1 604 899 6009 Fax: 1.604.899.1269
  13. 13. Thank You from PASS www.sqlpass.org

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