Within the next 30 days or so, SQLSaturday should officially be in
the PASS fold. And I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a quick
update—and to thank the SQL Server community for its enthusiastic support of
SQLSaturday over the past 3 years. We appreciate your patience as we work to
transition the event logistics and administration with the least amount of
disruption to organizers and attendees.
PASS is committed to keeping SQLSaturday as grassroots and
community-driven as it has always been, with the added benefit of providing you
more support as you plan and put on your events. We’ve been working intently the
past couple of months to make the handoff from SQLSaturday’s founders to PASS as
smooth and seamless as possible.
First-ever SQLSaturday Columbus
set for June 26. The
Call for Speakers is open
until May 6. Submit your session and help make this event a great success.
Don Gabor’s Tip: Network in Groups to Increase Your
Group networking allows you
to meet more people than networking one-on-one. To network in groups you
need to join existing conversations.
This Issue Is Sponsored By
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Author: Rick A.
24 Hours of PASS Is Back!
Catch up on your sleep while you can. PASS is bringing an exceptional lineup of
SQL Server and BI experts directly to your computer May 19-20 for the free,
nonstop 24 Hours of PASS:
Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2 virtual event.
In this series of 24 back-to-back webcasts, some of the most
knowledgeable and top-rated speakers in the industry will take an in-depth look
at the hottest SQL Server topics, with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2’s
BI and data management features.
register for your favorite sessions today!
Q&A: SQLRockstar on 24 Hours of PASS
As the 24 Hours of PASS team prepared to announce the upcoming
24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL
Server 2008 R2 virtual event, we stole a few minutes with PASS Board member
and 24 Hours of PASS organizer Thomas LaRock (aka SQLRockstar) to reminisce
about last year’s “24 Hours with SQLRockstar” and go inside this spring’s event.
Read the interview.
Thanks to our sponsors for 24 Hours of PASS:
Upcoming SQL Server Events:
Live Meeting - AppDev
Chapter Presents: PowerShell for Database Developers
April 13, 12-1pm ET
Live Meeting - DBA
Chapter Presents: Using SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring to Become a Super
April 14, 12-1pm MT
April 16, 9am-8pm GMT, London, England
SQLSaturday #41 - Atlanta
April 24, 7:30am-5:30pm ET, Alpharetta, GA
SQLSaturday #44 - Huntington Beach
April 24, 8am-5pm PT, Huntington Beach, CA
See More Events
R2 Launch Tour Kicking Off at PASS European Conference
Don't miss Donald Farmer's deep dive into the new SQL Server R2 release at a
Microsoft R2 Launch Event plus two content-packed days to follow at Europe's
premier SQL Server conference in Neuss, Germany, April 21-23.
Learn more and
European Conference Is Right Around the Corner!
Thanks to months of hard work by PASS volunteers, we are putting the final
touches on what is going to be the best PASS European Conference yet. Andre
Kamman takes us behind the scenes in this
Coming this month: PASS Summit 2010 Call for Speakers
Start gathering session ideas, check out PASS’s
resources, and stay tuned for more information as the Program Committee
readies the Call for Speakers. Plus,
@buckwoody on Twitter: Next time your boss won't pay for training, send
Join the PASS Community here:
PASS Summit 2010
Nov. 8-11, Seattle, WA
PASS European Conference 2010
April 21-23, Neuss, Germany
Learn more about PASS and its budget and
PASS Learning Center: Check
out the great content in our
Summit on Demand, and
SQL Server Standard Magazine pages.