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24 Hours of PASS To Celebrate Women’s History Month

Mark your calendars! The next 24 Hours of PASS event is taking place March 15 and 16. We are sticking to the two day format with 12 sessions presented each day.

Since March is also Women’s History month we’ll be carrying that theme through to the online event. As a result we plan to feature 24 prominent female speakers during the course of the event with session content as always, focused on SQL Server.

If you have an abstract in mind or have suggestions for specific speakers or topics, send us an email at 24hours@sqlpass.org. Deadline for abstract submission (max 250 words with a 125 word bio) is January 14.

Database Security Survey
The PASS 2010 Database Security report, “Data in the Dark: Organizational Disconnect Hampers Information Security”, has been released and is available for download. Members provided insight on their organizations’ security practices and level of preparedness for database security breaches and, surprisingly, nearly half of the study’s respondents said that a database breach would have greater impact on organizational security than any other IT component. To find out more download your copy today.

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New 24 Hours of PASS Committee

In an effort to continue the success of the 24 Hours of PASS (24 HoP) events, PASS is looking to share some of the decision-making surrounding each event to the folks that know best – you the SQL Server Community!

24 HoP will now be overseen by a community-based member committee with international representation: Charlie Hanania (Europe), Jorge Segarra (North America), and Rob Farley (Australia) are set to take the helm. As a start, the committee will re-examine the speaker selection process and solicit greater involvement from the community in choosing speakers and topics for each event. Learn more.

PASS SQLRally 2011
Looking to fill the gap between PASS SQLSaturday events and the PASS Summit? Join other regional database professionals and absorb two full days of technical training sessions plus optional pre-conference seminars at PASS SQLRally 2011, May 11-13 in Orlando, FL. Register now!

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Dec. 4, 8am – 5pm ET

CBusPASS December Meeting - DB Design Fundamentals Dec. 19, 6 - 8pm ET – online

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PASS Summit Survey

PASS Summit 2010 may be over but if you were in attendance we want your comments, compliments and complaints! We rely on your feedback to continually improve PASS Summit and ask that you please take a few moments to complete the survey by Monday, Dec 6. To access the survey, please refer to the email you received from PASS Headquarters sent on Nov 22. As a thank you for completing the survey, your name will be entered in a draw to win a complimentary full-conference PASS Summit 2011 registration.

Participate in a Community Discussion around PASS Summit
Participate in a community discussion. In order to make next year's Summit as successful as possible we’re reaching out to all PASS members to help us brainstorm ideas for PASS Summit 2011. Visit our new interactive feedback site and join the conversation.

Weren’t able to make it to PASS Summit 2010? Discover what you missed and take advantage of the educational sessions captured on the PASS Summit DVDs, available for purchase today.

 

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