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PASS Board Applications Open October 5

Interested in joining the PASS Board of Directors? Your chance is just around the corner.

The Board of Directors is the executive body of PASS, setting the organization's vision and direction to ensure that PASS achieves its mission to help community members connect, share, and learn. You can find information about the current Board here.

This year, the PASS Board has four seats open. Applications open Wednesday, Oct. 5, and are due two weeks later, by Oct. 19. Find out more.

Calling all Bloggers...
Are you a regular blogger and attending PASS Summit? Every year we have a blogger table front and center during the keynote presentations. As in previous years we will pre-assign some seats, but new this year is a random draw for bloggers to get a seat at the table. So if you blog at least 4 times a month and are interested in joining fellow SQL Server community bloggers at the table, please email

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PASS Summit Keynotes

Top Microsoft SQL Server executives, Ted Kummert, Quentin Clark, and David DeWitt, will take center stage at PASS Summit 2011 to share the latest SQL Server news and technical knowledge.

You’ll learn more about the upcoming launch of Microsoft SQL Server Code Named “Denali”; you’ll go on a demo-packed adventure across SQL Server solutions that span traditional boxed software, appliances, and cloud; and you’ll witness the strengths and weaknesses of the Hadoop approach and explore how it can be used productively in conjunction with SQL Server.

Join us at PASS Summit for these not-to-be-missed keynote addresses.

Microsoft at Summit and Community Expert Picks
Everywhere you turn at PASS Summit 2011, you’ll see Microsoft’s valuable participation. In addition to the incredible lineup of Microsoft regular and spotlight sessions, check out this snapshot of where you can find Microsoft’s top experts. And if you’re having a hard time deciding which sessions to attend, don’t miss these must-see session lists created by members of the SQL Server community. Still thinking about attending? With less than 3 weeks until Summit, now’s a great time to register!

In the News

ProfDev VC: Career Success in Turbulent Times
Sept 22, 1-2pm ET (online)

PASS SQLSaturday #85 - Orlando
Sept 24, 8am-5pm, Orlando, FL

AppDev VC: How Can Replication Work for Your Application?
Sept 27, 12-1pm ET (online)

DW/BI VC: Record Linkage Fuzzy Match
Sept 28, 12-1pm ET (online)

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PASS HQ Spotlight: Sanjeet Gandham

From PASS newsletters, web updates, and Events page postings to Summit and SQLSaturday swag, sponsorship ads, and more, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator Sanjeet Gandham gets the word out. Read more.

24 Hours of PASS Recordings Available
The recent 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview online event brought together SQL Server experts from around the world in 24 technical webcasts. Most sessions are now available for streaming, so rewatch your favorites or catch up on those you missed!

A big thank you to all our speakers and moderators for putting on such a fantastic event. Thanks also to our sponsor, Dell, for making this 24 Hours of PASS training event available free of charge to the entire SQL Server community.

Community Appreciation Party at PASS Summit
Be sure to join Microsoft, PASS, and 3,000 of your SQL Server best friends at Gameworks Thursday, Oct. 13, as we say “thank you” to the community for all your hard work and support! With great food, an open bar, and free games for everyone, the Community Appreciation Party is open to all PASS Summit attendees.

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