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A Message from Microsoft

Hello PASS members. With over 60,000 members worldwide and 200 chapters in over 50 countries, it’s hard to believe that PASS is only 11 years old! Over the past decade, PASS has continually provided top-tier education for SQL Server IT professionals and Microsoft is proud to support PASS and their growth initiatives. Over the past few years, PASS has seen phenomenal growth due to the hard work and passion of the all-volunteer Board of Directors, and we’re excited for what the future holds.

PASS Summit is the SQL Server educational and networking event of the year, bringing together over 3,000 SQL Server community members and Microsoft employees. Microsoft is proud to partner closely with PASS to educate our core audience of IT professionals, with over 50 technical breakout sessions, 8 chalk-talks and 15 product pavilion kiosks. Read more...

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24 Hours of PASS Spin Off Underway!

Jesús Gil, a PASS Regional Mentor for the LATAM (Latin America) PASS Chapters, has organized, with his team, this first ever Latin American 24 Hours of PASS event! It started Oct 19 and winds up today. This SQL Server Back to Basics online event has over 24 sessions that are all presented in either Spanish or Portuguese. Find out more and join in the fun right now.

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The PASS Summit 2010 Exhibit Hall is sold out! Thank you to all vendors who are participating! Please view the finalized PASS Summit Exhibit Hall floor plan today.

PASS SQLRally 2011
The Call for Pre Con Speakers has closed and soon, it will be your chance to vote for the Pre Con seminars to be held at PASS SQLRally, May 11-13, 2011, Orlando, FL. Watch your inbox for your email invitation to vote.

PowerShell VC
Introduction to PowerShell
Oct 20, 12-1pm EDT

Data Warehouse/BI VC
Getting Started with Stream Insight
Oct 20, 12-1pm EDT

PASS SQLSaturday - Dallas
Oct 23, 8am - 5:45pm CT

PASS SQLSaturday- Salt Lake City
Oct 23, 8am - 5:30pm MT

PASS SQLSaturday - Minnesota
Oct 29, 8:00am - 5pm CT

Performance VC
Five Fast Fixes For Fatal Flaws Nov 2, 12-1pm EDT

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Microsoft Appreciation Party at PASS Summit

We’re pleased to announce that, once again, Microsoft will be sponsoring the PASS Summit evening party at Gameworks on Thursday, Nov 11! Make sure to join 3,000 of your SQL Server BFFs at this fun event, open to all PASS Summit attendees.

Pre/Post Conference Seminars – Blog Q&As
There’s still time to sign up! Check out the latest blog posts about our PASS Summit pre/post con seminars from some of our popular speakers: Kimberly Tripp, Paul Randal and Kalen Delaney:

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Community Experts Picks
Are you having a hard time deciding which sessions to attend? These must-see session lists were put together by members of the SQL Server community.

Networking Tips
As PASS Summit 2010 nears, it’s time to reach out to others with whom you share professional interests and goals (bloggers, colleagues, vendors, PASS officials, etc.) with emails and/or telephone calls. Tell these potential contacts that you are attending the conference and if they are too, you would like to meet them and discuss...Find out more from our networking workshop coach, Don Gabor.

 

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