Cast Your Ballot by Sept. 15
Voting in the PASS Board of Directors election is in full
swing with one week to go. All PASS members in good standing as of May 2010 are
eligible to vote for the three seats up for election. Check your email for your
secure voting link, and make sure you submit your ballot by Sept. 15.
You can begin your elections research at the following links:
Find elections procedures, NomCom ratings for interviewees, and many other
details on the Elections portal.
Catch up with the latest blog posts on the
Elections Discussion page,
updated twice a day.
forum discussions about everything from election processes to candidate
positions on leveraging volunteers, enhancing Chapter support, and supporting
Women in Technology.
Visit the Candidate
Campaign space to see candidate applications and platforms.
Follow and join in the twitter discussion at #passvotes.
Positioning SQLRally in the PASS event universe: Before
SQLRally, the world of PASS consisted of
PASS Summit—our annual
mega-event—the European Summit, SQL
Saturday, chapter meetings, and the occasional launch event. With all that
going on, asks Andy Warren, did we need another brand? What market void does
SQLRally fill? And how is it different from our other events?
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1 Week to 24 Hours of PASS!
Next week at this time, we’ll be knee deep into an exceptional lineup of
Server and BI experts presenting a sneak peek of
PASS Summit 2010 in 24 free
live webcasts. This installment of
24 Hours of PASS,
sponsored by Dell, delivers the hottest SQL Server and BI content directly to
your computer in two 12-hour days Sept. 15-16, with each day beginning at 12:00
GMT (UTC). And just when you thought 24 hours wasn't enough, we are adding four
bonus sessions from Microsoft. Stay tuned for details, and
register now for your favorite sessions!
Take the PASS “Database Security 2010” survey and enter to win
one of two $200 American Express gift cards or one $100 gift card! You’ll find
your survey invitation, sent last week, in your email. Share your feedback by
Sept. 27, and help create a strong PASS community knowledge base. All
participating PASS members will receive the final results to help you assess
your organization's security practices and preparedness for database security
An interview with Cindy Gross: Kathi Kellenberger talks
with Microsoft’s Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer in the Premier Field
Engineering organization, in this Q&A from the PASS Professional Development
From the blogosphere:
Designing High Performance I/O for SQL Server
Sept. 8, 12pm MT
Building your 1st Performance Point Dashboard in Sharepoint 2010
Sept. 14, 12pm ET
Indexes and Other Free Performance Boosts
Sept. 14, 12pm ET
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Sept. 18, 8am-5pm PT, San Diego, CA
- East Iowa
Sept. 18, 8am-5pm PT, Iowa City, IA
Sept. 18, 8am-5pm ET, Raleigh, NC
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Chalk Talk Call for Speakers Now Open
If your Summit session wasn't selected--here's your
chance. Read about these unique, 40-minute sessions in Jeremiah Peschka’s
Chalk Talk 2010 – It’s Not your Senior DBA’s Chalk Talk. And submit your
abstracts by Sept. 13.
"Mission-Critical" pre/post-cons and an
Oracle and SQL
Server post-con to PASS Summit 2010—that's 18 phenomenal full-day seminars
to choose from! The 300-level "Mission Critical" seminars, based on a Microsoft
curriculum, focus on the mission-critical features and functionality in SQL
Register for your favorites today to start and end your Summit experience
with a bang!
PASS Summit Savings Only Available Until Sept 30
soon to take advantage of our discounted registration pricing. You only have
until Sept. 30 so don’t delay!
Photowalk is on again: Bring your camera and walking shoes to
the annual PASS Photowalk, Monday, Nov. 8, as Pat Wright, Tim Ford, and crew
take in the sights before PASS Summit. Any skill level is welcome, along with
any camera—even if you only have your camera phone. Stay tuned for the exact
starting time and location. In the meantime, follow the #photowalk Twitter tag
and explore some
photos from last year.
WIT Luncheon welcomes 4th panelist: Nora Denzel, Senior
Vice President and General Manager - Employee Management Solutions at Intuit,
joins Microsoft’s Tom Casey, Intuit’s Denise McInerney, and Data Inspirations’
Stacia Misner for this year’s discussion, “Recruiting, Retaining & Advancing
Women in Technology: Why does it matter?” Plan to attend Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Chapter members: Save $200 on PASS Summit 2010 and enter to win a PASS
Summit 2010 DVD set in the
Chapter Registration contest. Just register with the Chapter members
discount code, available from your local chapter, for $200 off the current rate.
Plus when you identify your local chapter during registration, you’ll be helping
your chapter in the Chapter Registration contest, with Summit DVD sets going to
members of the winning chapters.
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