PASS Hosts New Com.PASS Content Feeds
PASS is pleased to host
Com.PASS, a new set
of content feeds that provide Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence
professionals broad access to quality information across respected community
Conceived by Brian Knight of Pragmatic Works and developed in
collaboration with PASS President Rushabh Mehta, SQLServerCentral.com Editor
Steve Jones, and sswug.org Founder and Managing Editor Stephen Wynkoop, Com.PASS
employs a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package that uses keywords to
scrub selected community Websites for relevant content.
“Com.PASS is about making it faster and easier for busy SQL Server
pros to find the information they need to do their jobs better,” notes PASS’s
Mehta. “You can quickly get lost in the sea of links and information available
on the Web. Com.PASS feeds you content in your target topic areas from sites
that you can trust.”
Initially focusing on BI content, Com.PASS currently includes five
- Com.PASS.BI, for BI
content across the Microsoft SQL Server and Office stacks
- Com.PASS.SSAS, for SQL
Server Analysis Services content
- Com.PASS.SSIS, for SQL
Server Integration Services content
- Com.PASS.SSRS, for SQL
Server Reporting Services content
- Com.PASS, which
combines all the feeds
Just click a feed to add it to your RSS reader.
Learn more and subscribe
to your favorite feeds.
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New in the SQL Server Standard: Resource Governor
By Roy Ernest
A trend over the past 3 or 4 years has been to consolidate and/or virtualize so
that you can do more with less. You can also look to a new feature in SQL Server
2008 Enterprise Edition called Resource Governor to help you stretch your
resources. As its name implies, Resource Governor lets you control the resources
available to SQL Server. However, Resource Governor is not just about limiting
the resources your SQL Server uses but also about providing a guaranteed
minimum, letting you dictate and monitor how a SQL Server instance behaves. You
can currently use Resource Governor to govern two resources: CPU and memory.
If you are an IT pro or a DBA responsible for managing high availability,
virtualization, or scaling, this article is for you. We will explore the three
Ws—what, when, and why—regarding Resource Governor. Along the way, we will look
at a schematic explanation of how Resource Governor handles requests from
different clients, some best practices for using Resource Governor, and how to
set up and disable it.
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Grow Your Business in 2010: Participating as a Sponsor or
Exhibitor at PASS Summit will benefit your company. As the largest gathering of
SQL Server and BI professionals in the world, it is one of the best
opportunities to get your products and services directly in front of potential
customers. To find out more about this year's Expo packages, contact Al Shuler
Upcoming SQL Server Events:
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May 12, 12-1pm MT
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PASS Opens Summit 2010 Call for Speakers
PASS opened its
Call for Speakers today for PASS Summit 2010, inviting community
speakers to submit session abstracts for this fall’s conference, Nov. 8-11 at
the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. Submit your session
proposals by June 5 in one or more of the following five
- Enterprise Database Administration and
- Application and Database Development
- BI Platform Architecture, Development
- BI Information Delivery
- Professional Development
Review the Definitions page
to see the types of sessions available, track definitions, and more guidance.
Then, submit your abstracts.
Only 2 Weeks Until 24 Hours of PASS!
The countdown is on to the most value-packed 24 hours of SQL Server and business
intelligence (BI) training available. Don’t miss out on the 24 free,
back-to-back webcasts that make up the
24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL
Server 2008 R2 virtual event, May 19-20.
SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Launch Events: Whether it's a
dedicated launch event or part of a broader event, you can find SQL Server 2008
R2-related activities near you on PASS’s
SQL Server 2008 R2 Worldwide
Events page. Upcoming events include:
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