"24 Hours of PASS" Kicks Off 2 Days of Free Online SQL Server Training

Women in Technology Deliver Series of 24 Technical Webcasts

CHICAGO, IL – March 15, 2011 – Over the next two days, the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) will showcase SQL Server and business intelligence (BI) experts in the fourth edition of the 24 Hours of PASS event, delivering free online training March 15-16.

24 one-hour webcasts will highlight some of the most knowledgeable women in technology as they provide an expert look at the hottest trends and topics facing today’s SQL Server and BI community. The speaker roster features SQL Server MVPs and community experts from around the world, including Cindy Gross, Jen Stirrup, Michelle Ufford and Wendy Pastrick.

"24 Hours of PASS has been embraced by the community as a go-to event for SQL Server and BI professionals,” says 24 Hours of PASS event chair and PASS Board member, Thomas LaRock. “With close to 50,000 registrations and counting, there is an overwhelming demand for high quality, accessible, and affordable online SQL Server training among our global community. PASS is committed to helping fulfill this need with the support of the many expert speakers in the event line-up.“

The sessions – organized into DBA, Development, and BI tracks – explore topics such as SQL Server performance tools, spatial data, T-SQL code, SSIS Expression Language, SSRS 2008R2, and more. Sponsored by Dell, the webcasts run 12 hours each day, beginning at 12:00 GMT (8am ET). For more information, visit www.sqlpass.org/24hours

About PASS
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and virtual chapters to Webcasts and the annual PASS Summit—the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world—PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. The PASS mission is to empower the global SQL Server community to connect, share, and learn. For more information about PASS and the benefits of becoming a member, visit the PASS Web site at http://www.sqlpass.org.

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