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PASS Summit Highlights

PASS Summit 2010 drew  2,858 delegates and 1004 pre/post-conference attendees for a total of 3,862 registrations - the largest turnout since the inception of the conference and a 26% increase in attendance over 2009.

For the first time in its history, PASS streamed the daily keynotes, thanks to our sponsor Dell, live from Seattle with thousands tuning in to watch the centre stage program. View them now:

Microsoft shared a host of announcements at PASS Summit. Find out more from PASS President, Rushabh Mehta as he interviews  Microsoft Exec Ted Kummert.

Wendy Pastrick, Lori Edwards Win PASS Honors
There are so many incredible people who give so much of their time, energy, knowledge and passion to PASS and the SQL Server community.

We’d like to recognize two special volunteers that went above and beyond this year: the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer and the 2010 PASSion Award Winner.

Lori Edwards, our Outstanding Volunteer was instrumental in organizing the nearly 200 technical sessions for this year's Summit.

Our 2010 PASSion Award winner, Wendy Pastrick, shares a wealth of knowledge through speaking, founding and organizing events, virtual chapters, user groups, and helps others to learn from her experience, including as a PASS Regional Mentor. Congratulations Wendy and Lori.

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Database Security Survey Now Available

PASS has released its 2010 Database Security report, “Data in the Dark: Organizational Disconnect Hampers Information Security”. Members were polled in September and given the opportunity to share insight on their organizations’ security practices and level of preparedness for database security breaches.

Study statistics reveal that companies’ data security is hampered by disconnect within the organization. Approximately 75% of respondents, the majority of whom are database administrators, are responsible for protecting their organization’s database. Nearly half of the study’s respondents said that a database breach would have greater impact on organizational security than any other IT component.

“This study is the first of many new survey analyses we hope to bring to the PASS community,” said Rushabh Mehta, PASS President.

Download your copy today.

Board of Director Changes
Our one outgoing member, Lynda Rab, has volunteered with PASS since 2001, was the 2005 PASSion Award winner, and has been a Director on the Board since 2007. Lynda has been instrumental in working with our special interest groups, now called Virtual Chapters, and she helped PASS Summit grow from 96 sessions to 168 sessions. We thank Lynda for her tremendous contributions.

Returning to the Board are Andy Warren and Douglas McDowell, and joining the Board is Allen Kinsel, the 2009 PASSion Award winner. Congratulations.

Around the Blogs
Here’s a sampling of the hundred or so blog posts we've collected during and after PASS Summit:

PASS Summit in Photos
It's almost like you're there (or there again) when you flip through the PASS Summit 2010 “photo album” on Flickr! Thanks to all who shared their photos, and if you haven't uploaded your pics yet, remember to use the #sqlpass tag.
 

In the News

PASS SQLSaturday - NYC
Nov. 20, 8am – 5pm ET

PASS Summit 2010 Recap Round-table
Nov. 23, 12-1pm ET

PASS SQLSaturday – Washington DC
Dec. 4, 8am – 5pm ET

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PASS SQLRally Open for Registration

Registration has officially opened for PASS SQLRally 2011, the new regional event that fills the gap between the free PASS SQLSaturday 1-day events and PASS Summit, the world’s largest conference for the SQL Server community.

Hosted in partnership with the local Orlando PASS Chapter, OPASS, 500 database professionals are expected to take part in the inaugural PASS SQLRally event on May 11-13, 2011 at the Marriot World Center in Orlando, FL.

PASS SQLRally delivers two full days of technical training sessions, plus an optional day of pre-conference seminars. Register now!

PASS Summit 2010 DVDs
Don't miss out on the PASS Summit 2010 DVD set, of all 168 program sessions, plus the popular Day 3 David DeWitt keynote as a special addition. Play and replay the sessions whenever you want, and share with colleagues! DVDs will ship in 4-6 weeks.

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  • PASS Summit 2010 attendees:
    Special pricing is extended to attendees with even deeper discounts for pre- and post-con registrants. Find out more. To order, please please email Shannon Cunningham or call 1.303.530.4879

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    $595 USD per track or $995 for all pre/post con sessions. Order online today.

Registration is open now with special Preview pricing of just $995 until Jan 15. We’re also adding a new Preview Plus package this year – Summit plus 2 pre-cons for $1295 but only until Dec 31st. or $1295 but only until Dec 31st. Register online now.

 

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