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Recent PASS Board Meeting Updates

By Bill Graziano

The PASS Board recently concluded their two day Board meeting in Seattle. The minutes will be published here later this week or early next week. The minutes for a two day meeting run to nearly ten pages and need to be approved by a majority of the Board prior to publishing. While the minutes cover all the topics in detail, I want to focus on six items that I feel are important to share:
• Information Technology
• PASS SQLRally
• PASS Summit
• Board Appointments
• Global Growth
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SQLSaturday newsletter to launch Feb. 15
A new bi-monthly SQLSaturday newsletter has been created to share upcoming event dates, news, blog posts and tips from past and present organizers on hosting a successful SQLSaturday event. If you would like to receive the newsletter please subscribe here.

The SQL Server community has recently shown that they are not only experts behind a computer; Chris Gosnell from Colorado Springs put her cinematography skills to work at SQLSaturday #104 capturing all the learning, fun and the people on film! Watch the video here.

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SQLRally Dallas PreCons: 6 Selected, 2 Up for Vote

The PASS SQLRally Dallas programs committee have selected 6 of the 8 pre-conference sessions that will be showcased over a two-day period on May 8 and 9, 2012, prior to the start of SQLRally Dallas.

View the 6 selected pre-cons here. There are two more slots to fill and we want the community to weigh-in on the final selection. Vote Now. Voting closes Thursday, February 9th at 5:00pm central time. Please note if you have trouble logging in – simply refresh the page and login a second time to cast your vote.

SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch
Experience the excitement of the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event on March 7. Attend and gain access to 30+ sessions and discover the new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 at your own pace, all within your own schedule! This free event brings together a who’s who of industry experts and executives to tell the SQL Server 2012 story. Find out more and register today.

From the Blogosphere:

In the News

PD VC: Networking to Build Your Professional Contacts, Feb. 8, 1pm ET

PoSh VC Presents: The Windows PowerShell ISE: Embrace and Extend, Feb. 15, 12pm ET

SQLSaturday #103 - Curacao, Feb. 25

SQLSaturday #108 - Redmond, Feb. 25

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PASS HQ Spotlight: Marcella McKeown


Break into a sweat at the thought of speaking in public? Speaker Programs Coordinator Marcella McKeown knows how you feel and is here to support you and the hundreds of speakers who present at PASS events around the world. Read more.

Special Ops Tour Heading Across the US
Microsoft and PASS kick start the free SQL Server 2012 US Special Ops Tour on March 5 in Atlanta, GA and Irvine, CA. The Tour stops have limited capacity so register early to avoid disappointment. Visit the Special Ops Tour website now to find the tour date for the city nearest you.

You can now also watch the final episode in the 4-part video series of the SQL Server Special Ops Tour, as we discover the real story of what the Belgian’s been up to all this time!

Revamp Your Learning: SQLPASS TV
Tune in to SQLPASS TV where recordings from the Top Ten PASS Summit 2010 sessions will be released throughout the year. Give your professional development a boost with these top-ranked sessions, beginning with #10 "Help! I’m a New DBA, Where do I Start?!(Mike Walsh). Each upcoming issue of the Connector will highlight a new release from the Summit 2010 Top Ten list.

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PASS Summit 2012
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