Celebrating SQLSaturday

What a year 2016 has been for SQLSaturdays! By December 31, there will have been a total of 103 SQLSaturdays worldwide: 51 in Canada/US, 33 in Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), 10 in Asia Pacific (APAC), and nine in Latin America (LATAM).

Habanero Awards

5 December 2016
This year at PASS Summit we piloted an Exhibitor Hall booth awards program. Attendees voted on 3 categories with the overall vote-getter being awarded the coveted Habanero Booth Award trophy. Congratulations to the winners of each category, and in particular to IDERA for taking home the grand prize trophy.

The PASS Board has approved the candidate slate for the...

27 September 2016
Campaigning begins on Wednesday, 28 September, with balloting opening on October 5 and continues until 11 October. On 29 September, GoToWebinar sessions will be held with each candidate to give the community opportunities to ask questions. The candidate schedule is listed below. There will also be a Twitter chat on 6 October, so we encourage all PASS members to get involved in this important process.

Invited Sessions at PASS Summit!

27 September 2016
A few months ago, we conducted a membership survey to find out what types of Summit sessions the PASS Community wants to see. We found that you wanted exclusive content only available at PASS Summit; sessions that focus on the latest trends and how successful organizations are meeting today’s data demands. Feedback also indicated that session content should be unparalleled, higher-level, deep-dives that provide value for money. In response, we invited a few top speakers in their field to speak at PASS Summit 2016. Read more about these special sessions below, and visit the General Sessions page to add them to your schedule!

Welcome Global Alliance Partner, Redgate Software

26 September 2016

PASS is excited to welcome Redgate Software as a Silver Level Global Alliance Partner, expanding on its longstanding sponsorship and support by forging a comprehensive, strategic relationship that now supports the worldwide PASS community year-round. The Global Alliance Program is designed to establish long-term strategic partnerships that benefit both the individual sponsor and the largest data community in the world.

SQLSaturday 10-Year Anniversary

14 September 2016
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of SQLSaturday, the founders (Andy Warren, Brian Knight, and Steve Jones); early organizer, Pam Shaw; and veteran speaker, Kevin Boles, all reflected on those early days.

SQL Sentry Announcement: Newest Version of Plan Explorer will be Free for All Users

13 September 2016

SQL Sentry Announcement: Newest Version of Plan Explorer will be Free for All Users.

PowerShell Virtual Chapter Interview

With Microsoft investing heavily in SQL PowerShell, there’s exciting enhancements now and in the future. PASS recently caught up with Aaron Nelson, Leader of the PowerShell Virtual Chapter,...