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PASS Board Elections: 7 Days Left to Vote

A week into campaigning and voting for three open seats on the PASS Board of Directors and PASS members are rocking the vote. It’s been great to see all the “I voted” messages on Twitter and the Elections Forums discussions on communications and transparency, PASS Summit locations, directors and pre-cons, and more. Thanks for getting involved!

Individual voting links have been emailed to all PASS members in good standing as of June 1, 2011. If you are eligible but did not receive a ballot, please contact PASS HQ.

Voting ends Dec. 20, so if you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time to learn more about the candidates and submit your choices. Visit the Candidate Campaign Space to learn more about the six candidates running for the 2-year Board terms: Adam Jorgensen, Rob Farley, Denise McInerney, Geoff Hiten, Kendal Van Dyke, and Sri Sridharan. Read more.

Best of PASS Summit 2011 
The evaluations have been tabulated and the results are in! Find out which PASS Summit 2011 sessions ranked top overall.

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PASS SQLRally Dallas 2012: Call for Speakers

Interested in being a part of the SQLRally program? The call for speakers is open now through January 22. The event will be held May 10-11 in Dallas, TX, with pre-conference sessions taking place May 8-9. All PASS members are invited to submit up to 2 pre-conference abstracts and 3 regular session abstracts. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape the SQLRally Dallas program!

Calling all U.S. Based DBAS. We have a Mission for You.
Enter to become an official Operative on the Special Ops U.S. Tour - brought to you by PASS and Microsoft! We’re looking for a few good DBAs 12 to be exact, to join us on our 12-city U.S. road tour, showcasing just what can be done with SQL Server 2012.

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to show us how you or your company have neutralized any IT problem using the new tools available with SQL Server 2012, RC0. Each winner and their solution will be featured on the tour and the website. Don’t delay: you have until January 11th to submit your application.

Free MVP Deep Dives eBook for all PASS Members
The free SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Special PASS Edition eBook, launched by PASS and Manning Publications at PASS Summit 2011, is now available for download to all PASS members. Get your copy today!

From the Blogosphere:

PASS HQ Spotlight: Anika Poliseno



Handling the logistics for PASS’s many events keeps Anika Poliseno literally running, but she (usually) has her feet firmly on the ground, calming solving the unexpected and helping ensure attendees have an excellent experience. Read more.

Present Perfect: PASS Summit 2011 DVD Set
Give that special someone the gift of SQL Server this holiday season with the complete set of PASS Summit 2011 session recordings. That's over 170+ technical sessions for you to play and replay whenever you want, and share with colleagues!

In the News

PASS Database Architect VC: Row Versioned Data Warehouses by Jeremy Huppatz, Dec 15, 8pm CT

PASS AppDev VC: SQL Server 2012 - An Open Window to T-SQL Enhancements, Dec 27, 12pm ET

PASS SQLSaturday #104 - Colorado Springs, Jan 7

PASS SQLSaturday #76 - Auckland, NZ, Jan 28

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