Habanero Awards

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!

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

18 August 2016
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, about how this VC is helping PASS data professionals meet their PowerShell training and professional development goals.

Congratulations to OVA Winner Edvaldo Castro

7 June 2016
Edvaldo has been a great supporter of PASS for the Portuguese speaking community. He has helped increase the awareness of and accessibility to learning materials for all Portuguese speaking PASS members. His behind-the-scenes support is greatly appreciated.

Global Italian VC Interview

PASS caught up with the leaders of the Global Italian Virtual Chapter. Check out what they had to say about this VC's training opportunities and goals for the future.